AAP CUP 13 Watt UV Pump Filter w/ UV
UPGRADED AAP CUP Submersible UV Sterilizers an excellent idea for those who desire a reasonably good UV that is "Plug and Go" right out of the box!
EXCELLENT for Patio Ponds too!!
INCLUDES Fountain Kit for Pond Applications- A $35 Value!
CE certified (European version of UL) and includes 16 foot heavy duty grounded power cord
Pump/Filter Flow Rate- Manufacturer claims 528 gph, However our tests/adjustments rate it at 160-200 gph (which is actually a better flow rate for a 13 Watt UV Sterilizer to perform Level One UVC Sterilization!)
Horizontal installation will achieve slightly higher flow rates and is recommended for ponds while Vertical installation will achieve slightly lower flow rates and is recommended for aquarium installations.
Suggested Maximum Aquarium/Pond Size (as per scientific UV-C calculations, not manufacturer claims!); 150/200 Gallons for Aquariums and 1000/1500 gallons for Pond Green Water Control.
Double O Ring UV Bulb/Quartz Housing, insures maximum UV-C Bulb leak protection (this was a common problem with first generation Internal UV Sterilizers, that are unfortunately still sold)
• Length = 12.5 inches
• Width = 3.75 inches
PLEASE NOTE: due to the design of the impeller housing and constriction to prevent debris into the UVC Sterilization chamber, a slight buzz is normal during operation
*Rinse the Sponge at least once per month in de-chlorinated tap or used aquarium water (never straight tap water).
*Also during this sponge maintenance, we recommend cleaning your impeller and impeller well as you should ANY electromagnetic vibration aquarium or pond pump.
Adding Petroleum Jelly to the impeller shaft after cleaning can help with wear and noise abatement (so can Teflon Tape wrapped around the end of each end of the impeller shaft)
Make sure the flow is NEVER impeded, as this can damage the impeller, impeller shaft or impeller well. In uses where organic load is high, such as ponds, this becomes even more important and why we suggest further pre-filtration with volcanic rock or similar.
*We recommend replacing the UV Bulb every 6 months or once per year in cool climate ponds for best results