The correctly sized ultraviolet steriliser has a strong germicidal effect. It can destroy algae spores, bacteria, protozoa & other common waterborne diseases. These include Whitespot, Velvet, Finrot, & Fungus. It will also help to reduce algal growth.
UV’s work by having a thin layer of water passed over the UV lamp, this is protected from contact with the water by a quartz sleeve. This exposure kills organisms up to 20 microns in size. The entire water volume of your aquarium should be pumped through the unit twice per hour ideally with an external power filter.
The V2 Vecton has opposing inlets and outlets that make connection easier. It is supplied with four stage hose tails, suitable for ½” to 1 ¼” flexible, but can be connected to rigid pipe if desired
While installation of an Ultraviolet steriliser initially appears to be expensive, this easily justified by the improvement in fish health and reduction in mortalities.
Ultraviolet sterilisers are used extensively in our livestock area.
V2 Vecton 120 suitable for aquariums up to 120 litres, maximum suggested flow rate 360 litres per hour.
Uses a 6w UV lamp, which should be replaced every six months for maximum effectiveness.