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PF15-UV Power Filter (HOB) With UV Sterilization

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PF15-UV Power Filter (HOB) With UV Sterilization
Product code: PF15-UV
Original Price: $79.99
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Features and Specifications:
The AQUATOP PF15-UV is the industry's first hang on filter with integrated with U.V. Sterilization, a self-adjusting surface skimmer and replaceable filtration media!
The PFUV-15 is capable of filtering up to 64 gallons per hour with an adjustable flow rate, making it suitable for freshwater and saltwater aquariums up to 15 gallons. This convenient "Hang On Back" style filter has a built-in, self adjusting surface skimmer for cleaning the surface of the water and to promote gas exchange. The featured UV Sterilizer of the PFUV-15 requires no extra plumbing, allowing for a quick and easy installation. The UV Sterilizer of the PFUV-15 helps eliminate unwanted algae blooms, keeping aquarium water crystal clear and aids in the health of your aquatic creatures by eradicating free-floating parasites. The PF-UV Series fits on aquarium rims up to 3/4", and comes equipped for mechanical and chemical filtration. With a replaceable filter pad enhanced with AQUATOP's Bamboo Carbon, UV Sterilization and a self-adjusting surface skimmer, the PFUV-15 is a one-of-a-kind filter for all your aquarium needs.
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PF15-UV Power Filter (HOB) With UV Sterilization
Questions and Answers:
By Laura-Ann Quinones from NJ on December 30, 2012
1) is there a way NOT to use the surface skimmer? i have newborn shrimp in my tank and they are not the brightest and i can see them climbing/getting sucked into the skimmer.

2) is it adjustable i have a SMALL tank and need LOW FLOW
By Customer Service on January 9, 2013

Answer:
Hello Laura,
The PF15-UV filter can be used without the surface skimmer. Simply do not use the segment of the intake tubing that the skimmer is attached to. Also, the flow can be dialed back to a very slow rate so that your newborn shrimp will not have to worry about being sucked into the depths of the filter.
#663
BW/MA

Product Reviews:
PF15-UV Power Filter (HOB) With UV Sterilization
$49.99
4.5 Stars based on 14 Review(s)
Great Product For The Money - It Keep's My Planted Aquarias' Water Crystal Clear
April 12, 2013
The PF15UV is ideal for planted aquariums up to 15 gallons. I am using four of these filters (two PF15UV's, a PV25UV and a PF40UV) on planted aquaria and they keep my water crystal clear. These things were never designed to be three stage filters. They work best as mechanical filters (especially if you add a prefilter to the intake tube) and uv clarifiers. However, they will also work as uv sterlizers when you reduce the flow of water going through them. The surface skimmer also comes in handy. For $49.99 including shipping the PF15UV offers tremendous value for your aquarium dollar. The real question is how well will these filters hold up over time. The PF25UV is nearly a year old and thus far has performed flawlessly. I keep the electric motors for these filters on 24/7, however the uv sterilizers are on a timer for about 11 hours a day. Before I purchased this filters algae was a major problem. Howver, my tanks are now as close to be algae free as you can get and are pleasure to look at.
Pros:
Because these filters kill both pathogens and algae spores there's less of them in the water to compete with your plants for nutrients in the water column, so your plants grow better and remain healthier. I really like my AquaTop filters and would buy another in a heart beat. They offer excellent value.
Cons:
AquaTop has had some quality control problems in the past. One of the problems concerned sloppy packaging. On the PF40UV that I received, the carbon bag had been torn open and there was carbon strewn all over the bottom of filter case, which was also covered with carbon dust. The filter casing also had a deep scratch, however it was not completely through the chassis and has not been a problem. I have read of other AquaTop owners complaining of these filters being shipped without uv sterilizer bulbs, and one person complained of the impeller on his filter breaking after only a few days of use. A few people actually called these filters junk out of their frustration with AquaTop's quality control issues. However, these filters are not junk. They are well constructed and very cleverly engineered. AquaTop really has to spend more time on quality control because this a company with some really innovative products, that deserves to succeed in the market place.

Jim
NY
4.5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.


good product some short falls
January 21, 2014
good product for the price with some short falls. product could use a larger bay for bio-media and filter/carbon combination not the best for good filtration but the uv sterilizer works well. should only be rated for 10 gal or less

gerald
windsor, ont canada
4.5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.


Excellent Value
December 31, 2013
Good service

William A Robinson
United States
4.5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.


So far really good!
November 23, 2012
So far I am having a great experience with this filter. My water is crystal clear and the algae problem I was having has cleared up completely! Love it. Super easy to set up and is a great value for all you get. Only 4 stars because I haven't had the filter long enough to know if it is perfect or not.

jkn
Florida
4.5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.


Awesome concept. couple things on design
April 5, 2012
I run this filter on a 20 gallon heavily planted tank without the UV. I bought it because I have multiple tanks and wanted to have UV as an option as treatment if needed. Pros: This filter works great for this purpose as it is mobile and can be attached to the back of nearly any tank. It is also very affordable. The filter media can be changed by snapping out the plastic grid on the back side. The flow is easily adjustible. The surface skimmer does work fairly well as it got rid of a light film from feeding oily foods. Cons: the plastic is brittle. The actual filter does not hang properly on the outter lip of my 20 gallon as the filter is slightly too small. If the filter cartridge gets any debris you get back flow in to the tank around the intake tube. This can be fixed by changing to a lighter media (floss) and adjusting the flow down below half. The surface skimmer is a great idea but since the filter doesn't fit quite right it is only partially effective. All in all you get what you pay for. This is a great way to have UV on hand, but I wouldn't totally rely on its bio/chemical filtration for a tank larger than 5 gallons.
Pros:
Easy To Clean, Mobility, Effective, Cost
Cons:
Back flow, Not Durable
Best Uses:
Tropical Fish, Perodic treatments, Larger Fish, Large Tanks, Small Tanks

Alkane
North Carolina
4.5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.


Good stuff ... cheap!
March 10, 2012
I checked 'Experienced Aquarist' since Marine Microbiologist probably dosen't count ... If these were any less expensive, I would suspect the Jersey City "it fell off the back of a truck ... " supply chain. The only reason that I didn't give it a full 5 stars is that there is really no space in which a media bag can be put.
Pros:
Effective, Quiet, No fuss just plug it in
Cons:
No space for media bag
Best Uses:
Quaratine tank, Small Tanks

Protistic
SE Pennsylvania
4.5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.


Great little filter
March 7, 2012
Fast friendly people to deal with great products Thanks glad i found your site
Pros:
Love the uv works great, Quiet, Effective, Durable, Easy To Clean
Cons:
Clogs Easily
Best Uses:
Small Tanks

John B
Robinson, IL
4.5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.


This is an awsome product.
March 4, 2012
This is an awesome filter. Our fish tank has been green since I set it up 6 months ago. The only place to set it up was on a bar. The tank has natural light all around it. I did some research to find out that I needed a UV sterilizer. It took 3-4 days but my 10 gallon tank is now crystal clear.
Pros:
Quiet, Effective
Best Uses:
Small Tanks

Ian
Potterville MI
4.5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.


All you want to know about this Filter
February 14, 2012
Pros: A compact filter perfect for aquariums with little space for large external UV filters. Good chemical and mechanical filtration. UV steriliser will kill all water borne bacteria such as algae and parasites. Handy self-adjusting surface skimmer for increased aeration. Cons: Lacking effective biological filtration however the UV bulb can make up for this or the use of a good substrate. Would not recommend using this filter while tank is cycling as it kills ALL bacteria (even beneficial) that are starting off in the aquarium. If living outside the US get a voltage adaptor! Conclusion: A great idea that should have been thought of years ago. Great filter for small tanks and aquariums that are in constant light. For the price you can't go wrong :D
Pros:
Easy To Clean, COMPACT, Sterile
Cons:
Loud
Best Uses:
Small Tanks, Tropical Fish, Cloudy Tanks

Danny
UK (London)
4.5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.


What a Great Product! It's the BEST!
January 27, 2012
It's a GREAT produce...... So glad I found you...The fish want to say "THANK YOU"!
Pros:
Quiet, Easy To Clean, Effective, Durable
Best Uses:
Tropical Fish

"Mr. Chicago"
Chicago, IL. 60611
4.5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.


Zap Your Green Water
December 26, 2011
I had a problem with green water in my 20 gallon tank. In two short weeks, the UV radiation from PF-15 eliminated the free swimming algae. The unit requires two electrical outlets: one for the pump motor and one for the UV light. If you have a outlet shortage in your fishroom, plan to get another power strip.
Pros:
Convenience
Best Uses:
Small Tanks

Doc
USA
4.5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.


New concept in HOB filters
October 25, 2011
Haven't had it long enough to determine if it does any better than a traditional HOB
Pros:
Quiet
Cons:
Don't know yet
Best Uses:
Tropical Fish, Small Tanks

Fishman
Buffalo NY
4.5 Stars


this is great!
October 7, 2011
Ive had a few cloudy tanks,cleaning the filter didnt always work. then i saw that these had uv light. i bought two tried them and in two or three days tanks where clear and didn't cloud up after moving the pfuv-15 thanks, brad,box elder, sd.
Pros:
Adds oxygen to water, Durable, Needs Little Upkeep, Has surfs simmer, Easy To Clean, Quiet, Effective
Best Uses:
Small Tanks, Tropical Fish

bradz
box elder,sd
4.5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.


ALGAE No More!!!!
October 5, 2011
I put one of these on my 15 gallon live bearer aquarium and the green algae that covered nearly everything in my aquarium was gone in 2 days! If you have algae problems and a smaller aquarium, try this filter. The PF15-UV has a surface skimmer, and it is self-adjusting. I did not realize it had this feature when I purchased the unit but man, I was happy to see it. The surface skimmer really helps keep the surface of my aquarium water clean and transparent.
Pros:
Surface Skimmer, Effective, 5 Watt UV Sterilizer, Durable, Easy To Clean, Quiet, Needs Little Upkeep
Best Uses:
Eradicating Algae Blooms, Small Tanks, Tropical Fish, Controlling Algae

MickeyMousePlatty_xoxo
Salt Lake City, UT
4.5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.