Wavereef’s K Series are Hybrid Skimmers AND UV Sterilizers

Original equipment manufacturer Wavereef has unveiled three skimmer ranges with UVs built-in. Available with AC or DC pumps and designed to sit either inside or outside of sumps, the K6, K7, and K9 protein skimmers are generic cone-shaped skimmers suitable…

Vecton TitanUV by TMC uses Titanium to Boost Sterilization

Tropical Marine Center has this week introduced some interesting technology to its Vecton range of aquarium UV sterilizers. Named Vecton TitanUV, the two new 550 and 850 models use exactly the same 15 and 25-watt T8 germicidal lamps as the…

Fluval UVC In-Line Clarifier Uses Cold Cathode Fluorescent Technology

The Fluval UVC In-Line Clarifier is a new type of ultraviolet sterilizer that uses a less common form of lighting technology, cold cathode fluorescent lighting. Also known as CCFL, this type of illumination has been extensively used as a backlight…

AUQA Shield UV Sterilizer is coming for AIOs and sumps

The new AUQA Shield UV Sterilizer by Innovative Marine is designed to tuck nicely in the NUVO all-in-one aquariums plus will also feature a universal model to add to other AIO or sump setups. There are two sizes of the…

Lifegard Introduces the Redesigned Pro Max UV Sterilizer

Ultraviolet sterilization of water is a practice that has been around for decades, but advancements in this segment of the aquarium market have been few and far between. Sure we’ve seen some micro UV Sterilizers in the form of one…

Note to self: Don’t stare into a UV lamp

Although it can seem pretty innocuous, your UV sterilizer can potential be harmful and care should be taken to protect yourself whenever you are working around a UV bulb. Chalk this up as a lesson learned the hard way for…

Aqueon QuietFlow UV marries sterilization with the power filter

The Aqueon Quiet Flow UV is the most plug and play ultraviolet sterilizer available, with what could be described as a full size UV lamp. It may look like a power filter and UV sterilizer in one but the Aqueon…

What exactly is the Twinstar and how does it work?

The Twinstar is an interesting, yet headscratching, product we recently encountered. The product hails from Korea but a lot of what the product does exactly seems lost in translation. From pictures, a YouTube video and reading through the company website,…

Eheim reeflexUV sterilizers making European debut

The Eheim reeflexUV UV sterilizers we spotted at InterZoo is making its European debut. Coming in three sizes — the Eheim reeflexUV 350, 500 and 800 — are rated to cover aquariums from 80 to 800 liters and as we…

Eheim UV Sterilizer uses power compact reflector to focus on germicidal efficiency

The new Eheim UV Sterilizer is the third aquarium germicidal lamp from Eheim which features an efficient flow-through design ideal for piggybacking the water supply from canister filters. The third generation Eheim UV Sterilizer comes in 7, 9 and 11 watts,…