This extremely quiet canister filter has an inbuilt UV sterilizer capable of mechanically, chemically and biologically cleaning your aquarium water for the benefit of your fish. Its 4+1 stage filtration gets rid of all debris and dirt that might be in the aquarium water. It is useful for freshwater and saltwater tanks of up to 175 gallons.
UV filter ??? - The Planted Tank Forum
Welcome to the world of algea bloom. Kristi has been taking care of our fish tank for the past 10 years and has had success with the fish population. Recently we noticed our water was green and foggy. We tried 3 water changes. First change was 2/3 second 1/3 and 3rd time was 1/2 the water. 3 days later the bloom returned. So we started doing some online research on this problem and came across this product. So here is the video review on the Aquatop UVP-13 UV fish tank filter system. I think this is a great product as shown in this video. Enjoy!
the negative side affects in using UV filter in a planted aquarium ??
If your tank is well maintained ( happy, well fed, not over stock, good filteration) and you have "clean" fish (QT, or have med them before) you don't need a UV trying to kill bad bacteria. If your fish get sick with bacteria, and are 5-10 days from dying - trust me, just using a UV does nothing for you. You got to use meds like negative gram ones like Furan 2, Kanaplex...etc. The UV actually hurts the ability of these antibiotics to work too, so you have to turn off the UV anyways.
SunSun JUP 01 9W UV Sterilizer Submersible Filter Pump Review
When using a UV Sterilizer in a home aquarium, the UV unit should be placed last in the filtration line. You want to first filter the aquarium water through your and then run the water through the UV device before returning the water to your fish tank. By first removing the solids in the aquarium water with your mechanical filter (canister filter, etc), you are helping your UV unit to attain maximum operational efficiency.An aquarium UV sterilizer is a vital device for the proper management of both saltwater and freshwater fish tanks. It supplements the filtration system of an aquarium because of the ability to kill parasites, viruses, algae and bacteria floating in the water. Another reason for the importance of aquarium UV sterilizer is its ability to control the spread of infections from one fish, coral or invertebrate to another via water. Without these devices, harmful microorganisms could spread out fast and destroy the entire inhabitants of an aquarium or pond.