Vecton-8: Titan 850 25 Watt PRO UV
Max flow rate for level one Sterilization. 975 gph (maximum effectiveness- 30 gph/ 114 lph PER WATT). 400 gph for level two sterilization. Minimum flow 50-75 gph to prevent over heating. Max flow rate for Clarification 2000 gph (can be used for Ponds up to this flow rate if placed in a covered/protected area).
The average dose rate of UV on the Vecton 850 at 100Gph is around 46000 mJ/cm2. At 60Gph it would be 77000 mJ/cm2
Size - 21” L x 3” H x 6” W.
Rated for up to a 200-850 gallon aquarium (or Pond as long as the Vecton UV is covered) for optimum level one effectiveness (smaller for level two), based on a water turnover rate of 1.5 times per hour or more through the Vecton UV at the recommended flow rate. Please note this UV Sterilizer can work for most any size aquarium under the maximum as long as there is at least a reasonable flow (such as 50 gph or higher used on a 25 gallon aquarium), as it is difficult to have too large a UV Sterilizer.
For the replacement 25 Watt T8 2 Pin Bulb
A pump recommendation for running the Vecton 600 (instead of a canister filter) that includes a pre-filter: AAP/Supreme Aqua-Mag Water 7H Utility Pump 700 GPH
Flow Calculations for how we arrive at our flow and aquarium size calculations.
We go by these calculations NOT what any manufacture claims on their box! In the case of TMC and many other manufactures, they tend to over rate their UV clarification abilities. While for Sterilization, TMC in particular tends to rate the tank size per Vecton UV for level two Sterilization (albeit a little high here as well), NOT level one!
On most UVs these numbers which, while not perfect, and assume a few parameters such as low water turbidity and proper spacing between lamp/sleeve & inside wall of the UV, has proven over the years to be highly accurate for the author of the above cited article (Carl Strohmeyer). For us to change this formula to fit certain manufacturer sizing recommendations as some have asked would be highly dishonest for us to do.
Flow rates are based on actual flow rates after Head Pressure is factored in.
Same business day processing.
Please note we're the full-service authorized dealer of TMC. We handle full warranties and repairs, with free service from AAP for the life of the unit. Just sent it to us. We'll repair it and only cost is shipping and parts.
The Vecton Titan UV has been produced using specially selected photocatalytic material. The photocatalytic reaction provides a safer alternative to ozone for even cleaner water. Thanks to this Titan UV technology, the Vecton Titan UV is 1.3 times more effective than a standard UV sterilizer, making it more energy efficient. The photocatalytic lining also protects and further improves the lifespan of the high UV resistant plastic body. As with the rest of the award winning Vecton UV range; the Vecton Titan UV is designed with opposing inlet and outlet and comes with four stage hosetails for flexible hose from ½” to 1¼” for easy installation and connection to the water supply. These are held in place with screw on collars for easy removal when servicing and maintaining unit. There is a UV shield to prevent direct viewing of the UV lamp and the body is manufactured using impact resistant, translucent polycarbonate. Also included is an elbow connection, instruction manual, and a 3-year guarantee.
The enhanced body of the Titan sterilizer allows for about a 30% increase efficiency over the Vecton V2 Model. The photocatalytic lining of the chamber is more reflective creating a higher kill rate towards the outter side of the UV chamber walls. The lining also creates a reaction with the UVc that produces Ozone, which also increases the kill rate of the sterilizer.
Purchasing elsewhere, from a non authorized seller below MAP pricing will void the warranty!
As well, since we've been in business selling UV Sterilizers for decades, we have always offered free service for life beyond the warranty. All we ask is payment for shipping and parts!
The Tropic Marine Centre Pond & Aquarium TRUE UV Sterilizers feature solid construction. Built by a company long recognized by aquarium maintenance professionals as an industry leader in its innovation & quality of products (our founder's large aquarium maintenance company has used these UVs in 100s of applications with superior results and zero issues when installed correctly).
THESE CATEGORY 'A' STERILIZERS HAVE THE HIGHEST DWELL TIME OF ANY COMPARABLE BRAND UV STERILIZER!
As well, these UV Clarifiers are built with low pressure, high output UV-C bulbs, which has maximize water contact/dwell time. Unlike many comparable high priced units.
New LOWER prices from the UV Sterilizer Experts here at American Aquarium Products.
North Americas Largest Seller of TMC UVs!
Many pond UV Clarifier/Sterilizers currently on the market come with high price tags for features such as “wipers”, which do little to improve UV Sterilization (& often break quickly). When one considers a UV should be serviced every six months in the first place (wipers do little for the main problem that needs servicing; calcium buildup).
As well, ALL models of TMC UVs are quite simple to change the UV Lamp. In most cases, the housing opens with the removal of a few screws & the bulb easily slide out of the quartz sleeve.
Vecton Level one or two UV Sterilizer with twin canister filters
The Vecton aquarium UV has a more compact design than the otherwise same dwell, flow design of the Advantage, with opposite return/outflow specifically for aquariums. The Advantage can be used either for pond or aquarium. We recommend the Vecton primarily for aquarium use.
Both the Vecton & Advantage are vastly easier to service than most popular Compact UV Sterilizers (including ones we sell), with the results being much less chance of a broken quartz sleeves during service of the UV.
Both the Vecton & Pond Advantage UV Sterilizer/Clarifier are superior to ALL popular compact UV Sterilizer/Clarifiers sold today (including those we sell).
As well, there's no comparison between the TMC True UV Sterilizer/Clarifier, the popular Internal/Submersible, & especially the Hang On UVs which AT BEST are clarifiers, NOT level 1 or higher UV sterilizers.
These TMC UVs provide long exposure/high dwell time per wattage of UVC irradiation (again unlike many of the HO UVs, which have inadequate exposure time as per wattage of UVC). The Result is that all the TMC UVs can handle flow rates 5-20 gph per watt more than most other UV Sterilizer/Clarifier to perform the same level. (Clarification, Level 1, & Level 2).
As an example, the TMC 8 Watt Vecton will outperform ANY 13 watt compact UV sterilizer due to vastly superior dwell time time!
The TMC 8 Watt Vecton produces 2.08 watts of UVC energy per second while the best Compact 13 watt UV produces 1.95 watts of UVC energy per second!
See: UV Sterilization; Dwell Time Test between UVs
Quite bluntly, there's no better UV Sterilizer/Clarifier watt per watt than the TMC UV Sterilizer/Clarifier at any price.
Then when one considers these AAP Vecton/Advantage UVs will last a decade or more with regular maintenance compared to a few years for the average Chinese built UV (even the better ones), the cost long term is generally less!!!
Finally, please note, while our suggested aquarium/pond sizes; as well as recommended flow rates, may seem lower than most other web sites UV Sterilizers/Clarifiers. Even what the manufacturer writes on the box. This is because we publish tested, proven flow rate, & aquarium/pond size suggestions based on our 30 years experience. Not best case scenario or even impossible flow rates.
As well, recommended aquarium or pond sizes are ONLY a guide and our recommendation often varies from the manufacturer since water turnover and flow rates are much more important!
Know that when you purchase a UV Sterilizer/Clarifier from us whether the TMC, Terminator, or others, which recommendations are based off real world experience & facts not manufacturer claims based on perfect conditions that due not exist in an aquarium or pond.
The picture below displays a Vecton 200 8 Watt UV mounted to a canister filter combination.
Vecton UV 90 Degree Adapter Elbow & Parts Included
The new Vecton UV sterilizers by Tropic Marine Center offers a new easy and convenient way to utilize the benefits of Ultraviolet Sterilization on smaller aquarium systems.
The new design is lightweight and easily attaches to a wall or cabinetry.
New design. Manufactured from impact resistant translucent polycarbonate.
NEW 90 degree adapter elbow (1) for difficult plumbing situations.
3 Year warranty (six months UV-C Bulb/Lamp & Starters, two years ballast).
We have models running that were sold 30 years ago, which is why we will provide free service for life after warranty, we only charge for parts & shipping.
AAP professionally inspects & tests ALL UVs prior to shipping to ensure that you receive a working product (please READ all installation tips prior to installation as 99% of issues are from incorrect installation or shipping damage).
UV shield to prevent direct viewing of the UV lamp
Also includes (2) standard hose barb attachments.
UV shield to prevent direct viewing of the UV lamp.
Highest Output low pressure UV Lamps by Phillips (please note these Phillips lamps usually have solder "balls" rolling around and this is perfectly normal).
Opposing inlet and outlet for easy installation and connection to the water supply.
Four stage hose tails 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.
Compact, rigid pipe adaptors, for connection to 32 mm, 40 mm or 1" rigid pipe, are available.
5 foot power cord.
CE Certified (Similar to UL Rated; CE marking is a certification mark that indicates conformity with health, safety, and environmental protection standards for products sold within the European Economic Area)
While designed for aquarium use, for those desiring higher sterilization properties, the "in case" IP65 ballast design of the Vecton is perfectly safe for pond use assuming it is covered to protect from direct moisture.
PLEASE NOTE!! The use of Surge Protector can make starting a HO UV difficult (such as the Vecton & Advantage).
As well, some surge protectors can damage certain HO electronic ballasts that require a voltage over 500 watts to start (which includes some TMC models), this can permanently damage your unit, so do not use!