Aquarium UV Sterilizer Light Lamp Clarifier Pond Fish Reef Coral Tank
is about 20-35 gph per watt good to excellent UV Sterilizer using a HO low pressure UV lamp. This helps with Bacteria and some Virus’s. Level One is the most common & recommended aquarium application.
Great information, thanks! I am thinking to buy uvc lamp and sweep it to sterilize my kids' bed.... Almost tempted to purchase cheap Jeb*** for aquarium sterilization. Now I know it is too good to be true.
These UV lamps to be referenced here are used in the Aquarium/Pond Industry. I will discuss other UV bulb types as well, since these may someday show up in the Aquarium/pond Industry.The low pressure lamp used by most all Premium Aquarium & Pond UV Sterilizers (not always the low end UVs such as Jebo & AquaTop) is clearly the better choice based on this information.There are two common UVC emitting lamps types currently employed for pond or aquarium UV Sterilization: the low pressure and the medium pressure mercury lamp.What is also important to know is lamp/bulb maintenance. To purchase a UV Sterilizer, including a better model such as the TMC and then to rarely if ever change the lamp will slowly result in a device that does nothing for your aquarium. With 24/7 use, these lamps will already be at 50% in just 6 months, which is when they should be changed. After a year of continuous use the lamp is mostly useless.in many HOB type UV sterilizers, that often also utilize medium pressure UV bulbs/lamps (at least the Nektonics used a low pressure UV lamp). These HOB units under the name of Aqueon, Aquatop and others are commonly sold by Amazon and other mass merchandisers, and sadly promoted by some inexperienced YouTubers such as "My Aquarium Box" is about 40-65 gph per watt with a good to excellent UV Sterilizer using a HO low pressure UV lamp. This achieves Green water control in both Aquarium and Pond. This is the most popular application for ponds.The other issue in our competitive marketplace, is that many if not the majority of online and sellers, especially Amazon and Ebay, sell medium pressure and cold cathode UV lamps so as to make a better profit all the while keep the selling price lower than the wholesale cost of the better high output replacement lamps/bulbs. To make the mistake of purchasing one of these lamps like so many do based on my home and office visits where the aquarium service client is complaining that their UV no longer works as well or that the fish are getting sick more often, is to purchase a UV lamp with 1/4 to 1/3 the useful UVC output! In my opinion this is self defeating!!!Our best UV sterilizer for larger aquariums. A proper heavyweight, the Turbo-Twist UV Sterilizer has a 36W lamp and can handle freshwater and marine aquariums up to 500 gallons. As the name implies, this sterilizer “twists” the flow around the UV lamp, increasing the exposure of algae, parasites, and other microorganisms.