You boil tap water to sterilize it for drinking. You also add chemicals to it, such as chlorine, as another way to sterilize it. For humans, those methods work just fine, but they can't exactly be done for water in aquariums
Aquarium water can't be boiled because fish should live in a temperature that suits them (and it definitely isn't the boiling point of water). Chlorine can be fatal to fish in large doses. In small doss, chlorine may make them ill.
So how do you sterilize aquarium water? You do it using UV sterilizers. These sterilizers kill the bad bacteria and germs with the use of UV light. The DNA of harmful microorganisms gets damaged when exposed to UV light, and that leads to their imminent death. The effectiveness of a UV sterilizer greatly relies on the quality of the lamp.
When the lamp in a sterilizer goes out, you don't need to buy a new sterilizer. All you need to do is get a replacement bulb, such as the 15-Watt Aqua UV Replacement Lamp for UV Sterilizer from Pet Store
. This low-wattage lamp can be used for sterilizers for smaller tanks.
It is recommended that you get a new 15-Watt Aqua UV Replacement Lamp for UV Sterilizer every year to ensure the sterilizer's effectiveness.
- OEM replacement for Aqua UV sterilizers
- Recommended replacement every 12 months
- Replacement part # A20015
- Lamp Length: 11 5/8 inch
15 Watt Aqua UV Replacement Lamp for UV Sterilizer Replacement UV Lamp for 15 watt Aqua Ultraviolet Sterilizer.