An aquarium with clear water is an attractive feature, which brings many hours of enjoyment and relaxation. A green, algae infested aquarium is unappealing to look at and makes it difficult to determine whether your fish and coral have disease or have injured themselves. Algae also poses a threat as it starves your fish of the essential oxygen they require.
An Ultra Zap UV unit will eradicate free floating algae and maintain a clear aquarium throughout the year. The UV works by exposing the photo tropic micro-organisms i.e.: free floating single celled algae to dose of UV radiation. This destroys and prevents the regrowth of the algae. Ultra Zap UVâ€™s have no side effects on the inhabitants of your aquarium and its environment.
Control free floating single cell algae and sterilizes the aquarium water with no side effects to your fish, plants or coral.
How it works.
An Ultra Zap UV Sterilizer will maintain a clear aquarium throughout the year without the use of chemicals. The unit works by exposing the phototrophic micro-organisms (free floating single celled algae) to a dose of UV radiation. This destroys and prevents the regrowth of the phototropic micro-organisms.
Safe to use.
Ultra Zap UV units have no side effects on the inhabitants of your aquarium or environment. If algaecides are used, you have the risk of over-treatment and/or residual chemical build up in your aquarium. The inhabitants, fish and plants, of your aquarium are to some degree sensitive to algaecides. With the use of an Ultra Zap unit you stand no risk of this.
Choice of unit.
There are four units available, 8 Watt, 15 watt, 30 watt and 55 watt. The use of a quartz sleeve is recommended with the use of UV units in marine reef aquariums.
UV-C (315-400nm) is often referred to as germicidal wavelength, because of its ability to destroy micro-organisms. The tubes in all of our UV sterilisers emit a wide range of ultraviolet with its most significant part at a wavelength of 253.7nm, which has been found to be the most efficient for germicidal action.
Aquarium UV's (Fresh Water) flow 2-4 times / Hr
Aquarium UV's (Salt Water) flow 2 times / Hr