Vecton UV Steriliser
The New Ultraviolet Steriliser from TMC is called the V2 Vecton UV
New design, manufactured from impact resistant, translucent polycarbonate.
Incorporates our unique LITE-SET lamp life timer technology - a tricolour neon lamp life indicator which alerts you to when the UV lamp needs to be changed.
Supplied complete with a LITE-SET torch to reset the lamp life indicator after changing the UV lamp.
Opposing inlet and outlet for easy installation and connection to the water supply.
Four stage hosetails for flexible hose from 1/2" to 1 1/4", held in place with screw on collars for easy removal when servicing and maintaining unit.
UV shield to prevent direct viewing of the UV lamp.
Compact, rigid pipe adaptors, for connection to 32mm, 40mm or 1" rigid pipe, are available.
36 month guarantee.
What exactly is UV sterilization?
It's actually a very simple process for removing (referred to as filtering) unwanted free floating microscopic water borne bacteria, parasitic, fungal, viral, algae, and other unfriendly pathogens out of aquarium water by exposing it to high intensity ultra-violet (UV) light. UV light has the ability to effect the function of living cells by altering the structure of the cells nuclear material, or DNA. The end result is the organisms die off, eradicating your aquarium water of these unwanted nuisances.
- Most effective when run 24/7.
- Most effective if the water is clear.
- Most effective if bulb is new, or replaced regularly (at least every 6-8 months).
- Most effective if the UV light penetrates less than one inch of water.
- Effectiveness can be hindered if the water passes to fast past the bulb. Most effective if the exposure time of the water to the UV light is longer than one second.
- The effectiveness of UV light can be hindered if there is light blockage, i.e. a salt encrusted bulb.
- It can help to prevent future water borne pathogen reoccurrences, once the initial problem as been completely eradicated from the aquarium.
- UV light not only kills unwanted organisms, but beneficial ones as well.
- Because it can destroy beneficial microscopic organisms that some reef tank inhabitants may depend on as a food source, UV light should not be run during feeding time.
- It only destroys organisms that are free floating IN the water as it passed by the UV light, i.e. it will NOT get rid of an ich infestation that is already ON fish, or cure a bacterial disease a fish may have.
- Should never be run when treating with any drugs or medications.
- UV can also alter the structure of some dissolved chemical compounds.
- UV light can be damaging to the human eye, so DO NOT look into the bulb.
- Always unplug the unit when working on it to prevent possible shock if it breaks or gets wet.