aquarium uv sterilizer

Aquarium UV Sterilizers

I believe in an aquarium with plenty of beneficial microorganisms in the tank such as rotifers, beneficial phytoplankton, and copepods.  However, in an enclosed ecosystem sometimes their numbers can get out of control and a UV sterilizer can be a valuable addition and help maintain a balanced tank as well as fight various algae problems or even fish disease such as ich.

To keep the Aquarium UV sterilizer from completely sterilizing the tank, it can be helpful to shine a light in the tank at night when it’s dark.  A healthy tank should have what looks like dust swirling towards the light.  That’s not dust, those are actually beneficial microorganisms that you want in your tank!!  If that dust is disappearing too much, use a lower powered UV sterilizer or put your sterilizer on a timer and only use it some of the time.

I recommend perhaps no more than 8 gallons of water per watt when choosing a UV aquarium sterilizer in order to avoid over sterilizing the system.   Otherwise, put your sterilizer on a timer and only use it some of the time.  There are a wide variety of aquarium UV sterilizers to choose from for any size tank.  Some have replaceable bulbs and for others the entire unit is simply disposable.  Either way you will need a new one about every year so keep that in mind.

Small Aquarium UV Sterilizers

Medium Aquarium UV Sterilizers

Large Aquarium UV Sterilizers

Aquarium UV Sterilizer Replacement Bulbs

Aquarium UV Sterilizer Video

Small Aquarium UV Sterilizers

AA Aquarium Mini Green Killing Machine Internal Aquarium UV Sterilizer
AA Aquarium Mini Green Killing Machine Internal Aquarium UV Sterilizer

AA Aquarium Mini Green Killing Machine Internal Aquarium UV Sterilizer-AAUV3W

  • Keep your aquarium crystal clear
  • Controls green water, eliminates cloudiness & bacteria without any chemicals
  • Perfect for aquariums up to 20 Ga. (80L)
  • No installation at all, simply clip to any waterfall filter
  • Led signals need for a Aquarium UV bulb replacement

Green killing machine internal Aquarium UV sterilizer with power head the green killing machine internal Aquarium UV sterilizer with power head is a completely submersible Aquarium UV sterilizer and power head in one. UV radiation is effective in controlling bacteria, yeast, molds and other pathogens, in turn controlling algae growth. Water flows in direct contact with the UV lamp, intensifying its function of fighting green water. In addition, it can be hidden behind ornaments in your aquarium, cutting back on tubing around your tank. The unit is designed for water to flow through in a zig zag pattern to maximize the exposure to the UV aquarium sterilizer making it incredibly efficient and pump included simple 1-2-3 installation submersible assembly no external pipes or plumbing suction cup mounting – no hardware required led signals need for UV bulb replacement electrically child safe 12v low voltage design zigzag flow designs for maximum sterilizing time radiation at a wavelength of 254mn making the unit extremely effective filtration pump and sponge inclusive.

Submersible UV Sterilizer Aquarium, 6W Aquarium UV Light IP68 Waterproof Fish Tank Aquarium UV Sterilizer
Submersible UV Sterilizer Aquarium, 6W Aquarium UV Light IP68 Waterproof Fish Tank Aquarium UV Sterilizer

Submersible UV Sterilizer Aquarium, 6W Aquarium UV Light IP68 Waterproof Fish Tank Aquarium UV Sterilizer

  • UV lamp with strong effect of uv aquarium sterilization,ultraviolet ray transmitting rate of more than 95%;To provide healthy environment for fish.Apply to fish tank, pool, ponds,etc.
  • Quartz tube & high-quality rubber parts & strong suckers to firmly install ; Waterproof Level: IP68 . Easy to fix with strong suckers ; Firm and Reliable.
  • NOTE: Please DO NOT use this lamp as ordinary lighting, DO NOT expose the fish directly under the aquarium UV sterilizer for long time, please install and place it in the filter tank or the other place that the light can not leak out. ( Best Lighting Time: 20 minutes a day.)
  • Power Plug with on/off switch for conveninent & safety operating.
  • Promise to respond within 24 hours, 30-day money back or replacement warranty, and lifetime support guarantee.WARM REMINDER AGAIN:
    1 . Please DO NOT use this lamp as ordinary lighting, DO NOT expose the fish directly under the UV aquarium sterilizer for long time, please install and place it in the filter tank or the other place that the light can not leak out. (As your fishes are fragile)
    2 . Best Lighting Time: 20 minutes a day

Medium Aquarium UV Sterilizers

Sun Microsystems In-Tank Submersible Aquarium UV Sterilizer/Clarifier, 9 Watts
Sun Microsystems In-Tank Submersible Aquarium UV Sterilizer/Clarifier, 9 Watts

Sun Microsystems In-Tank Submersible Aquarium UV Sterilizer/Clarifier, 9 Watts

  • Integrated UV lamp ballast
  • Single power cord design
  • Quartz sleeve compression fitting
  • Removal sponge tray

This utilizes a UV-C compact fluorescent lamp that is encapsulated in our unique quartz sleeve that is air tight and allows for a 99% transmission rate to efficiently neutralize disease causing pathogens. All models of aquarium UV sterilizers include an integrated pump with an adjustable swivel spout and large mechanical pre-filter sponge. A perfect match: We have taken the guess work out of sizing flow rates of pumps to lamp wattages. All models include an integrated submersible pump that is specifically sized for your aquarium which includes a swivel spout nozzle, adjustable flow valve and lamp indicator. Did we mention, you won’t need any tubes or connection fittings its ready to install right out of the box. Providing crystal clear water to the UV is vital to the overall success of any unit. Water enters from the slotted sidewalls and 100% of the water is directed through the sponge and then to the UV with no bypass. Our quick-release cap instantly grants access for fast sponge replacements and regular cleaning schedules. Encapsulated quartz sleeve: Our innovative design encapsulates the UV-C lamp in a commercial grade waterproof quartz sleeve that protects and allows for a 99% transmission rate for optimal performance. Maintenance made simple: Aquarium UV sterilizers require regular cleaning of the exterior of the quartz sleeve to remove any organic build up to effectively perform. Cleaning the quartz sleeve is made simple by unsnapping the power head off and removing the whole encapsulated quartz sleeve and rinsing off under the sink.

Large Aquarium UV Sterilizers

13w Aquarium Uv Sterilizer Adjustable Pump Filter 150 Gal Aquarium Fish Tank
13w Aquarium Uv Sterilizer Adjustable Pump Filter 150 Gal Aquarium Fish Tank

13w Aquarium Uv Sterilizer Adjustable Pump Filter 150 Gal Aquarium Fish Tank

  • Suitable for Saltwater and Freshwater
  • Clean up to 150 gallons tank
  • Built in 8 watt water pump
  • 13 Watt UV light included
  • Comes with an optional adjustable water flow regulating nozzle

This amazing UP-23 submersible Aquarium UV sterilizer allows simple and effective UV control of harmful microorganisms & free-floating algae. Compact and versatile units are ready to install – no additional tubing or circulation pump required! Built-in pump directs waterborne organisms past the UV-C lamp for clean, clear aquarium water. Install in vertical or horizontal position right in your aquarium or sump. For fresh, saltwater aquariums or garden ponds. Includes UV aquarium sterilizer unit with built-in pump and UV ballast, UV-C lamp, and suction cup mounting brackets.

Uv Aquarium Sterilizer Adjustable Pump Filter; 150 Gal Aquarium Fish Tank
Uv Aquarium Sterilizer Adjustable Pump Filter; 150 Gal Aquarium Fish Tank

Uv Aquarium Sterilizer Adjustable Pump Filter; 150 Gal Aquarium Fish Tank

  • Clean up to 150 gallons tank;
  • Max Flow: 210 GPH (800L/H), H-Max: 2Ft;
  • Built in 8 watt water pump, 13 Watt UV light included;
  • Comes with an optional adjustable water flow regulating nozzle;
  • Suitable for Saltwater and Freshwater. Note:This Aquarium UV sterilizer does not come with bio-chem cotton.

This amazing Owncons submersible Aquarium UV sterilizer allows simple and effective UV control of harmful microorganisms & free-floating algae. Compact and versatile units are ready to install – no additional tubing or circulation pump required! Built-in pump directs waterborne organisms past the UV-C lamp for clean, clear aquarium water. Install in vertical or horizontal position right in your aquarium or sump. For fresh, saltwater aquariums or garden ponds. Includes UV aquarium sterilizer unit with built-in pump and UV ballast, UV-C lamp, and suction cup mounting brackets.

Green Killing Machine Internal 24 Watts Aquarium UV Sterilizer with Power Head
Green Killing Machine Internal 24 Watts Aquarium UV Sterilizer with Power Head

Green Killing Machine Internal 24 Watts Aquarium UV Sterilizer with Power Head

  • Controls green water, eliminates cloudiness and bacteria without any chemicals
  • Perfect for aquariums up to 120 Ga. (450L)
  • No installation at all, simply clip to any waterfall filter
  • Led signals need for a UV bulb replacement

Green killing machine internal Aquarium UV sterilizer with power head the green killing machine internal Aquarium UV sterilizer with power head is a completely submersible Aquarium UV sterilizer and power head in one. UV radiation is effective in controlling bacteria, yeast, molds and other pathogens, in turn controlling algae growth. Water flows in direct contact with the UV lamp, intensifying its function of fighting green water. In addition, it can be hidden behind ornaments in your aquarium, cutting back on tubing around your tank. The unit is designed for water to flow through in a zig zag pattern to maximize the exposure to the Aquarium UV sterilizer making it incredibly efficient and pump included simple 1-2-3 installation submersible assembly no external pipes or plumbing suction cup mounting – no hardware required led signals need for UV bulb replacement electrically child safe 12v low voltage design zigzag flow designs for maximum sterilizing time radiation at a wavelength of 254mn making the unit extremely effective filtration pump and sponge inclusive.

Aqua UV Classic 25 watt Aquarium UV Sterilizer, 3/4", Black
Aqua UV Classic 25 watt Aquarium UV Sterilizer, 3/4″, Black

Aqua UV Classic 25 watt Aquarium UV Sterilizer, 3/4″, Black

  • UV is versatile technology used for disinfecting water, other opaque liquids, hard surfaces and Air.
  • Using the same germicidal rays as the sun
  • Aquarium UV sterilization is a Purely physical process not a chemical one so it doesn’t Alter water’s Chemistry, taste, smell or ph.

UV is versatile technology used for disinfecting water, other opaque liquids, hard surfaces and air. Using the same germicidal rays as the sun, but hundreds of times stronger UV aquarium sterilizers offer a reliable, cost effective, alternative to chemicals and their resulting bi-products.  Aquarium UV sterilization is a Purely physical process not a chemical one so it doesn’t alter water’s chemistry, taste, smell or ph. Aqua ultraviolet manufactures Aquarium UV sterilizers for medical facilities, pharmaceutical production, municipal reclaimed water, aquaculture and drinking water. We also produce a full range of units for residential and commercial aquariums, swimming pools and ponds. As an innovator in the industry our designs result in a maximized UV dosage allowing for equipment with a smaller footprint that efficiently treat higher flow rates. From our Menu choose the industry that you are interested in for products and information specifically for that environment.

Oxyful 55W 27" Algae Bacteria Virus Aquarium UV Sterilizer Light Clarifier Lamp Filter for Aquarium or Koi Pond Fish Tank
Oxyful 55W 27″ Algae Bacteria Virus Aquarium UV Sterilizer Light Clarifier Lamp Filter for Aquarium or Koi Pond Fish Tank

Oxyful 55W 27″ Algae Bacteria Virus Aquarium UV Sterilizer Light Clarifier Lamp Filter for Aquarium or Koi Pond Fish Tank

  • MEASUREMENTS – 55 Watts, 27″ in length
  • MAX FLOW RATE – 2113 gallons/hr
  • SUITABLE FOR PONDS – Up to 17171 gallons (65000 Liters)
  • ELIMINATES – algae spores/bacteria and provide clean clear water without the addition of chemicals.
  • STERILIZE – Internal stainless steel reflectors help to improve sterilizing by 30% which also extends the life.

Tackle heavy pond algae blooms with safe, cleansing ultraviolet light.makes it simple to achieve clean, clear pond water all season long. High-performance UV bulb ensures professional power while ease of installation and maintenance make it the right unit for new or existing ponds or water gardens.

The Oxyful uv aquarium sterilizer is used to destroy single celled organisms such as water borne bacteria and viruses. The sterilizer is also used to control algae and to kill fungi and protozoa. Aquarium UV sterilizers are recommended for both fresh and salt water systems as well as ponds.

The ultraviolet lamp emits a germicidal ray which alters or disrupts the DNA or RNA of targeted organisms such as algae, bacteria and protozoa. The aqua ultraviolet sterilizer works better on filtered water. Any debris in the water can inhibit UV transmission.

Instructions:
– The Oxyful UV aquarium sterilizer can be installed vertically or horizontally. The best place to install your Aquarium UV sterilizer is AFTER the filter.
– If it is necessary to install the sterilizer before the filter, adequate pre-filtration should be used to prevent the quartz sleeve from breaking from debris.
– If your system is installed after the filter and is properly sized, the water should be clear in 3-5 days.
– If it is installed before the filter, the water should be cleared in 7-10 days. The Oxyful ultraviolet quartz sleeve may need to be cleaned to remove film from the surface that will hinder the effectiveness of the Aquarium UV sterilizer.
– It can be cleaned with swimming pool muriatic acid, lime away or a similar product. Do not use any type of abrasive substance on the quartz sleeve as it may scratch the quartz.

Aquarium UV Sterilizer Replacement Bulbs

 

25 Watt Aqua UV Replacement Lamp for Aquarium UV Sterilizer
25 Watt Aqua UV Replacement Lamp for Aquarium UV Sterilizer

25 Watt Aqua UV Replacement Lamp for Aquarium UV Sterilizer

  • OEM replacement for Aqua Aquarium UV sterilizer
  • Recommended replacement every 12 month
  • Replacement part # A2002
  • Lamp Length: 17 1/2 inch

 

Aquarium UV Sterilizer Video

The video below demonstrates how to make sure you do not over sterilize your tank!