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Lifegard Aquatics AquaStep UV Sterilizer - 10W
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Lifegard Aquatics AquaStep UV Sterilizer

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Step Up to a New Lifegard Technology! AquaStep Ultraviolet Sterilizer For use in the following applications: Installed in a hanging position or underneath aquarium tanks to kill disease causing micro-organisms. Also use inside po...

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Lifegard Aquatics AquaStep UV Sterilizer Information




Step Up to a New Lifegard Technology!
AquaStep Ultraviolet Sterilizer

For use in the following applications: Installed in a hanging position or underneath aquarium tanks to kill disease causing micro-organisms. Also use inside pond filters or skimmers to kill free floating algae.

Features:
  • Internal Step Design. Directs water back and forth across UV light tripling the contact time through the unit.
  • Ease of Replacement. Unique 4 pin connector for easy bulb replacement without shutting down the system.
  • Clear View Port. Allows visible light (no UV) to pass through and indicated bulb is operating.
  • Adjustable Clamp. Spring loaded clamp creates a snug fit to any aquarium or reservoir tank.
  • UV Bulb. Highest quality, pure hard quartz material allows maximum UV transmission and longer bulb life.
  • Compression Coupling and Gasket. Creates water tight seal at quartz sleeve and around ballast cord.
  • Electronic Ballast. 10W, 15W and 25W high output UL listed ballast.
  • Versatile. Inlet and outlet at top for hang on and at bottom for below aquarium installations. Use inlet ports on each side to connect multiple units together for any size requirement.
  • Distribution Plate. Evenly distributes water into chamber.
  • Plugs. Plug off inlet ports not in use. Can be removed to drain or clean unit.
  • Free Standing Base. Holds AquaStep in place for installations below or beside aquarium.
  • Design. Innovative design creates more volume area for increased contact time. Flat side allows snug fit to any aquarium or reservoir tank.
  • High Capacity. More capacity than any other make of equal height due to shape of chamber and step design.
  • Water Fall. Increases oxygen level by spreading out a thin sheet of gently falling water.
  • Adjustment Screws. Keeps unit level when installed in hanging position on tank.
  • Injection Molded Construction. Heavy duty thick wall ABS injection molded parts. Built to last.
Specifications:
  • Inlet: 1 1/4" Slip or 3/4" FPT
  • Outlet: 1 1/4" Slip or 3/4" FPT
  • Dimensions: 7.5"W x 3"L x 19"H
  • Flow Rate: Up to 300 GPH
  • UV Wattage: 10W
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Lifegard Aquatics AquaStep UV Sterilizer Reviews

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Aquastep UV Sterlizer Product Review by Amazingly Alive (Posted on 2/26/14)
Rating
Unsatisfactory

Comments: I was sent a sterilizer that had a gapping hole in the sleeve. I was shocked 3 times before my husband found out what the problems was. I could have been killed, but the electricity went down my arm and out through my fingers. Even at that, Pentair wouldn't replace the sleeve. They say it was over 1 month and I probably had it running 6 weeks improperly. I'm really sorry I purchased this product. I still haven't got the new sleeve. My order history shows that it will be shipping soon. I imagine directly from the company. Marine depot has been great about it, but I will never buy anything again from Pentair Aquatics. I hope no one will have to go through the same thing I did. I hope this is printed for Marine Depot Customers.

Great UV-ster when not leaking Product Review by JOSEPH ZELIGS (Posted on 3/20/12)
Rating
Unsatisfactory

Comments: Out of the box, it leak from top and bottom. After tightening the inconvenient to access stainless 8 steel screws, leaks stopped for about 6 months, then disaster. The gasket ring seems too firm and distorable - I couldn't make it work. Also had problems with bad bulb and bulb socket which wouldn't fit into quartz sleeve. Nice that you can change the bulb without taking down the unit, but instructions suggest you take it completely apart annually for service, that is, removing top and bottom. Wait for a redesign before risking this one.

kdemd Product Review by KIRK EDWARDS (Posted on 10/2/11)
Rating
Unsatisfactory

Comments: Please heed the warning of others, this product is wroght w/ design flaws. Out of the box the box, some of the fittings were warped. A quick bath in hot water was an easy enough fix.Anticipating that there may be a leak issue w/ the seals (as described by others) I first hooked it up to fresh water and cheched for weaks. Wow! Both the upper body gasket and lower body gasket leaked like an old rusty bucket. After trying to find a phillips head screwdriver that would tighten the eight screws ( the best fit was a jewelers screwdriver) It still leaked uncontrolably.

Nice design Product Review by IRVIN JOHNSON (Posted on 9/23/11)
Rating
Great!

Comments: The flat design works VERY well for me as I have my 112 gallon tank close to the wall. (I'm hanging sterilizer(s) on back of tank). I have two Eheim pumps and have connected one AquaStep Pro UV Sterilizer. (awaiting arrival of the second sterilizer). I have an African Cichild tank and the water fall, though it is visally appealing, does not agitate the surface sufficiently (fish come to the top for oxygen). I set up a long spray bar along the top rear of the tank, and the resulting surface agitation along with the "water fall" bubbles from the AquaStep Pro is great! Fish are EXTREMELY active. Can't wait to connect second sterilizer to my other Eheim filter!

Nice design Product Review by IRVIN JOHNSON (Posted on 9/23/11)
Rating
Great!

Comments: The flat design works VERY well for me as I have my 112 gallon tank close to the wall. (I'm hanging sterilizer(s) on back of tank). I have two Eheim pumps and have connected one AquaStep Pro UV Sterilizer. (awaiting arrival of the second sterilizer). I have an African Cichild tank and the water fall, though it is visally appealing, does not agitate the surface sufficiently (fish come to the top for oxygen). I set up a long spray bar along the top rear of the tank, and the resulting surface agitation along with the "water fall" bubbles from the AquaStep Pro is great! Fish are EXTREMELY active. Can't wait to connect second sterilizer to my other Eheim filter!