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Lifegard Aquatics 15 Watt UV Sterilizer QL-15
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Lifegard Aquatics 15 Watt UV Sterilizer QL-15

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Purify the contents of your tank without using too much energy with the Lifegard Aquatics 10 Watt UV Sterilizer from Pet Store . This product comes in different measurements, depending on the size of your aquarium. This is suitab...
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Purify the contents of your tank without using too much energy with the Lifegard Aquatics 10 Watt UV Sterilizer from Pet Store. This product comes in different measurements, depending on the size of your aquarium. This is suitable for both freshwater and marine tanks. It comes at a low price, and it is readily available from any local pet store nationwide.

The Lifegard Aquatics 10 Watt UV Sterilizer is basically a lighting fixture that seeks to clean your tank's water. This is done by dissolving the properties and elements, which are not needed in the aquarium, by using heat, in the form of UV rays. It is easy to install, and it is recommended that you set this up below your power head to avoid taking too much space indie the tank, as well as to discourage your fish from going near it. Best of all, it emits a pleasant light that will illuminate the contents of your case perfectly, encouraging them to thrive and propagate, especially at nights.

Your aquatic inhabitants will constantly enjoy a fresh and clean home with a regular dose of the Lifegard Aquatics 10 Watt UV Sterilizer. Plus, it will also appreciate the nice touch that the cool light radiates.

Model # : QL-15
Dimensions: 17" X 7" X 4.75"
Max Flow Rate: Up to 240 GPH
Maint. Clearance: 27"

The radiation from ultraviolet light at 2537 angstroms provided inside the Lifegard Aquatics 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.

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.

Specifications

Model # : QL-15
Dimensions: 17" X 7" X 4.75"
Max Flow Rate: Up to 240 GPH
Maint. Clearance: 27"

Plumbing Note: 10W, 25W, and 40W models have 1-1/4" Slip Inlet Ports and 1" Slip Outlet Ports. 80W units have 1-1/4" Slip Inlet and Outlet Ports. 120W, 160W, 240W units have 1-1/2" Slip Inlet and Outlet Ports.

Warranty

Manufacturer`s Warranty: 1 year from date of purchase.
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Great UV unit Product Review by SCOTT COLSTON (Posted on 2/26/14)
Rating
Excellent!

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.

UV Product Review by ALBERT SEESE (Posted on 8/11/13)
Rating
Excellent!

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

UV sterilizer Product Review by WENDELL ARNOLD (Posted on 5/24/12)
Rating
Excellent!

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

Great Product Product Review by SUSAN (Posted on 1/28/12)
Rating
Excellent!

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

QC Product Review by RODNEY HUTCHINSON (Posted on 11/17/11)
Rating
Excellent!

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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