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Lifegard Aquatics 240 Watt UV Sterilizer QL-240

Lifegard Aquatics 240 Watt UV Sterilizer QL-240

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The radiation from ultraviolet light at 2537 angstroms provided inside the Lifegard Ultraviolet Sterilizer exerts a lethal effect on micro-organisms. UV light alters genetic material within the cells, which interrupts respiration. UV light, when used properly, is extremely beneficial in destroying disease causing pathogens as they pass through the unit. UV sterilization is an effective method of disease control. Bulb changing is the easiest in the industry.

Four major factors affect the percent kill of free-floating micro-organisms by UV radiation:
  1. Size of organisms.
  2. Radiation level.
  3. The extent to which UV rays penetrate the water.
  4. Contact time in which the micro-organism is exposed to the UV radiation.
Pure hard quartz material in the bulb dramatically increases UV output compared to other conventional bulbs of equal wattage.

Bulb changing is the easiest in the industry. Simply slide the old bulb out and slide the new bulb in. No need to shut down the filter system or turn off the pump. Bulb and ballast connect together with a single 4 pin connector. UV radiation levels can be increased by slowing down the flow rate or increasing the total wattage in the system.

Lifegard Aquatics Ultraviolet Sterilizer Modules
Watt Max gph Dimensions Fittings
8 240 4-3/4" x 7-1/2" x 17" 1-1/4" slip in, 1" slip out
or 3/4" FPT
25 760 4-3/4" x 7-1/2" x 26-3/4" 1-1/4" slip in, 1" slip out
or 3/4" FPT
40 1,500 4-3/4" x 7-1/2" x 34-1/2" 1-1/4" slip in, 1" slip out
or 3/4" FPT
80 3,000 40-1/4" x 14-1/2" x 7" 1-1/4" FPT
120 4,500 40-1/4" x 18-1/2" x 6-1/2" 1-1/2" FPT





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Lifegard Aquatics Aquarium Supplies
Lifegard Aquatics manufactures and supplies a complete line of aquarium, pond, water garden and aquaculture products for the advanced aquarist, pond owner, professional landscaper or contractor. Their proven quality products include life support systems for salt or freshwater use in large or small aquariums, outdoor ponds, fountains and water gardens, as well as fish hatcheries or other commercial installations. Lifegard Aquatic’s product line features filtration units, ultraviolet (UV) sterilizers, pumps of every conceivable size and performance, automatic fish feeders, digital thermometers, filter media, Fittings, valves and other support equipment required for maintaining indoor or outdoor installations.

Lifegard Aquatics 240 Watt UV Sterilizer QL-240 Reviews



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Posted: 7/23/2014 from Canyon Country, CA UNITED STAT
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: I did get the product from here the first thing I thought was am I gonna get it in a moderate time and I did, installation was not too hard but I did glue the fittings and used some pvc elbows and well looks like it is working properly. The silicone lube that came with the kit was very helpful specially for the rubber O rings. The best thing I like is the fact that if for some odd reason this uv light assembly needs maintenance you can get parts for fair price


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QL- 25

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Posted: 6/27/2014 from BRIDGEPORT, WV UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: we have had a water garden for over 20 years . it's right off the patio , so we spend quite a bit time in the summer months there . we just redid the entire ponds there are two .the uv sterilizer is a must for clear water . Lifegard ql 25 is a great product this is our 3 rd one . Our ponds hold about 1,300 gal and the water went from green to crystal clear in less than 4 days .


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Posted: 8/11/2013 from LEES SUMMIT, MO UNITED STATES
4.5 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: I have been using Lifeguard UV Sterilizers for about 15 years on a 180 gallon Salt water tank. Excellent product .


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UV sterilizer

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!


Posted: 5/24/2012 from GILBERTSVILLE, KY UNITED STATE
4.5 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: I have had an UV light on gold fish pond for years. Before I built a pond I had one on 70 aquarium. The main use in the pond if for algae control. It is the last element of a three stage filter system. The first stage consists of a settling camber followed by a bead filter. The reason for replacing my UV filter was that I let water seep into it during the winter and the freeze split the old one. Costly lesson. Wendell Arnold


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Great Product

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!


Posted: 1/29/2012 from CA
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: I like this unit so well, I am going with two 120W units for my big tank upgrade.


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Caught Fire Dont Buy

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Posted: 1/24/2012 from OLDSMAR, FL UNITED STATES
0.5 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: Came home to find my fish room covered in soot. At first i thought it might have been user error but then saw this happened to others. Dont buy unless you want your house to burn down...


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Posted: 11/17/2011 from BRENHAM, TX UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: Finally doing a decent job. First issue was the 3/4" FPT at inlet and outlet not 'cut' to standard size. Had to use JB Weld epoxy to finally stop the leaks. Second, my ballist was DOA. Called Lifegard Aquatics to be told to call my supplier. Customer Service got the new ballist to me in a couple of days.


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Good for education

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Posted: 8/2/2011 from KINGSTON, NY UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Beginner


Comments: GOOD stuff. But the UV bulb is weak....


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Great UV unit

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Posted: 6/23/2011 from LAMBERTVILLE, MI UNITED STATES
4.5 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: Very nice unit that is easy to install into your system. Pros: Handles a lot of water so you can run a larger pump. Easy to replace bulb. Cons: Would be nice to have treaded fittings into the unit and not slip fittings. This way you could transfer it out to another system. Unit is very tall and must be run upright which could be a problem.


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UV results

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Posted: 5/27/2011 from VENICE, FL UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: Best device I have bought for my aquarium! With my marine aquarium I have dealt endlessly with cloudy water and red slime issues. I switched to RO water and all solutions recommended and still no end to it. I love my fish but after 7 years (with some good clear days) I was fed up. Then it was recommended that i install a UV setup and so I did. WITHIN 8 HOURS (100 gallon tank) MY TANK IS BEYOND CRYSTAL CLEAR AND I AM STUNNED AT WHAT I SEE. All slime is gone as is all other algae (a little scrubbing after 8 hours removed the little that was left). I only wish I had known about this years ago as I now just stand there and stare at my tank in absolute disbelief.


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