Maintains crystal clear water in your aquarium.
- Produces 35% more ultraviolet radiation
- Affects only the microorganisms
- Bulb has a longer life
In any aquarium algae, bacterial diseases and parasites are a nuisance. If you want to have crystal clear water in your ponds or aquarium, use Lifegard Aquatics Ultraviolet Sterilizer. It will kill the free floating algae. It produces ultraviolet light which put forth a fatal consequence on micro organisms. The genetic material of the microorganisms is altered by the UV light. Due to this respiration and reproduction of the microorganisms are interrupted. Thus they have a less chance to spread a disease.
In Lifegard Aquatics Ultraviolet Sterilizer, bulb having pure hard quartz material is used. This produces an increase of 35% of UV output than any other bulbs. Pure quartz material stands firm in sunlight and the bulb has a longer life. The bulb is isolated from the water contact by the test tube style quartz sleeve. Hence broken glass, thermal shock and contamination of mercury in the aquarium can be prevented. Due to this isolation of bulb from the water contacts, an optimal bulb temperature of 100°F is provided which increases the UV output.
Using Lifegard Aquatics Ultraviolet Sterilizer is a successful method available for the control of diseases in your aquarium. The death of microorganisms by the UV radiation depends upon 1) radiation level 2) size of the microorganisms 3) level to which UV rays pierce the water 4) time of exposure of UV radiation on the microorganisms. UV radiation can be increased if you slow down the flow rate or increase the wattage of the sterilizer.
According to your needs you can choose any model of Lifegard Aquatics Ultraviolet Sterilizer having a range from 10 watts to 240 watts. For best results ultraviolet sterilizer is set up after the filtration unit. Around the electrical connection a water resistant seal is created which can be achieved by the splash boot and boot cap in the sterilizer. The internal overflow pipe is replaceable and it emits air and allows 100% of water flow past UV light. Changing the bulb is much easier. Old bulb is slid out and the new bulb must be fitted in. The bulb can be changed even when the sterilizer is operating.
Due to the modular design of Lifegard Aquatics Ultraviolet Sterilizer, it can be easily attached to an already installed Lifegard system. It can be also fitted on the exit of other filters.
The UV light targets only the free-floating microorganisms. It does not affect fish, plants, corals, decorations or substrate in your aquarium. The favorable nitrifying bacteria in the aquarium will not be killed by the UV radiation.
Fitting Lifegard Aquatics Ultraviolet Sterilizer for your aquarium is similar to setting an insurance policy for your home. Then you will ensure the sanitation, transparency and health of you aquarium. An 8 watt Lifegard Aquatics Ultraviolet Sterilizer costs $ 130 while a 240 watt sterilizer costs $ 1230.