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SMART UV Sterilizer Installation

SMART UV Sterilizers require no additional hardware for wet applications. Regardless of the application, solid waste should be removed from the water before it enters the UV Sterilizer. Proper installation improves performance, longevity and safety. Install our SMART UV Sterilizers where they can be easily serviced.

Do not operate the UV Lamp with a new installation containing fish until the water has been tested, showing that the nitrification cycle has been completed and biologically balanced.

Note: See UV Specifications Charts for Inlet/Outlet Information.


Canister Filter/Aquarium Installation
Pressurized Canister Filters are commonly used with small freshwater/saltwater aquariums. This diagram shows our Emperor Aquatics SMART UV Lite model. It is important to match the Canister Filter's flow rate to the capacity of the SMART UV Sterilizer. If this is not plausible, use a by-pass manifold (see diagram #3). To prevent back-siphoning, consider installing a check valve or ball valve (see filter manufacturer's instructions for recommendations).

UV Sterilizer Installation

Wet-Dry w/External or Submersible Pump Installation
This installation configuration shows the SMART UV Sterilizers capacity matched to the recirculating flow rate performance of the pump. We recommend mechanical filter media being used inside the over-flow and at the top of the wet-dry filter.

Installing a check valve after the UV Sterilizer will eliminate back siphoning. Installing true-union ball valves will allow flow adjustments and UV Sterilizer removal. For best results, install a saddle-style water flow meter, mounted horizontally on the outlet side of the UV Sterilizer. Follow the water flow meter manufacturer's instructions for proper installation and operation.

UV Sterilizer Installation

Wet-Dry w/External or Submersible Pump Installation
This installation configuration is identical to diagram #2 with the addition of a by-pass manifold. The by-pass is used to deliver a precise water flow to the SMART UV Sterilizer when the overall clean water return flow rate exceeds the UV's capacity.

Installing a check valve after the UV Sterilizer will eliminate back siphoning. Installing true-union ball valves will allow flow adjustments and easy UV Sterilizer removal for servicing. For best results, install a saddle-style water flow meter, mounted horizontally on the outlet side of the UV Sterilizer. Follow the water flow meter manufacturer's instructions for proper installation and operation.

UV Sterilizer Installation

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