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PF25-UV Power Filter (HOB) With UV Sterilization

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PF25-UV Power Filter (HOB) With UV Sterilization
Product code: PF25-UV
Original Price: $89.99
Our Price: $54.99
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Features and Specifications:
Suitable for aquariums up to 25 gallons, the AQUATOP PF25-UV Power Filter includes U.V. Sterilization, a self-adjusting surface skimmer and replaceable filtration media. The PF25-UV is capable of filtering up to 90 gallons per hour and includes an adjustable flow rate. 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 PF25-UV requires no extra plumbing, allowing for a quick and easy installation. The UV Sterilizer of the PF25-UV 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, chemical and biological filtration. With a replaceable filter pad enhanced with AQUATOP's Bamboo Carbon, ceramic rings, UV Sterilization and a self-adjusting surface skimmer, the PF25-UV is a unique filter for all your aquarium needs.
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PF25-UV Power Filter (HOB) With UV Sterilization
Questions and Answers:
By Nathan Schrand from Cincinnati, Ohio on May 29, 2012
How does the Protein Skimmer work? Directions???
By Customer Service on May 29, 2012

Answer:
Hello Nathan,

We have received your recent product inquiry regarding a PF25-UV. The PF-UV Series does not include a Protein Skimmer. The unit includes a self-adjusting Surface Skimmer. The directions can be downloaded on the product page under the Owner's Manual link. The manual is in PDF Form.

http://truaqua.com/aquatop-power-filter-pf-uv-25.html

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to ask.

By Nathan Schrand from Cincinnati, Ohio on May 29, 2012
Thanks for the quick response, but the manual doesn't say how to adjust the surface skimmer or if I should leave the clear plastic ring on. I'm confused. Pictures online show the ring, but the box shows the filter w/o the ring. I have no idea what to do with the ring or the black part. I'm used to the Penguin Bio-wheel and this skimmer probably is great; just have no idea how to make it work most effectively. Oh well. I'll keep trying. I currently have the clear ring off. I did add carbon to the filter cartridge. My cowfish has tail rot. Hoping Maracyn Plus and this UV filter help out!
By Customer Service on May 30, 2012

Answer:
Nathan,

The Surface Skimmer works best with the plastic ring. Depending on the height of your water line the Surface Skimmer is self-adjusting. If your aquarium water line is near the top of the aquarium's edge the Surface Skimmer will float up to the top of the water line. The purpose of the Surface Skimmer is to help promoted gas exchange increase oxygen saturation as well to help keep the water's surface clean and free of oils and proteins. If you observe water falling into the Surface Skimmer from the water's surface, the Surface Skimmer is operating properly.

If you have any additional questions please do not hesitate to ask.

By Yeng from Fresno, CA on July 24, 2012
The water kept overflowing on the other side where the surface skimmer and tube is when I put it on full power, so I set it about half way there and it is doing just fine. Any suggestion why this is happening when I set it to it's pull potential?
By Customer Service on July 26, 2012

Answer:
Hello Yeng,

We have received your recent product inquiry regarding a PF25-UV. When your unit's flow rate is running at 100% you observe overflow on the Surface Skimmer side. One reason for this could be that the filter cartridge needs rinsing or replacement. The filter media might be backed up with debris which in turn would stiffen the flow rate through the filter.

As you know the PF-UV unit has a UV Sterilizer. If the flow rate passing though the filter is at 100% the UV unit is clarifying water at that rate. When the flow rate is decreased the UV unit will work more effectively because the emitted UV rays have a higher contact time with the aquarium water. We recommend setting the flow rate somewhere between 50% and 75%. We have found that this window yields very good results.

If the unit's flow rate is at 100% it is rated to clarify aquarium resulting in the elimination of algae.

When the flow rate of the unit is lessened the potential for sterilizing aquarium water increases. This allows for eliminating free-floating microorganisms such as Ich.

The adjustable flow rate of the PF-UV is a rather important feature because it allows a person to fully control the potential of the unit. Dialing the flow rate back is normal use for the PF-UV Series of hang-on back filters with UV.

We think of the flow rate much like the driving speed of a car. Although most of our cars can do 100mph, we tend to drive them at 65mph.

If you have any additional questions please do not hesitate to ask.

Product Reviews:
PF25-UV Power Filter (HOB) With UV Sterilization
$54.99
4.5 Stars based on 7 Review(s)
Excellent filter
February 13, 2015
No problems with it, came in excellent packaging and condition
Pros:
Extremely quiet Adjustable flow knob makes it easy to turn it down for smaller tanks UV can be turned on separately making it easier to not disconnect the whole thing

Sam Collins
Vancouver, BC
4.5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.


Good product, almost perfect
July 29, 2012
The filter is almost perfect. It works great for the price, especially for having a UV. I use the PF25-UV on a 20 gallon tank in a sunny room to control algae. Could not see the fish for months. 1 week with this filter, water almost clear. Amazing task for little filter. Only 1 complaint, the filter cartridge is too restrictive and the flow rate had to be turned way down to avoid backflow into tank. Would like better working flow rate. The pump is really powerful and can move a lot of water, but cartridge cannot handle the volume.
Pros:
Great idea, GREAT PRICE, UV works great, Effective, Quiet
Cons:
Skimmer fills with water, Cartridge too restrictive
Best Uses:
Tropical Fish, Small Tanks

DJ
Higganum, CT
4.5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.


Great all in one product!
February 20, 2012
I have noticed immediate reduction in nuisance algae growth. This is a great all in one product as you can tell by the picture there in no algae after even one week. By now the tank would have been covered with green algae, I only leave the LED light on for two hours a day.
Pros:
Effective, Easy To Clean, Needs Little Upkeep, Quiet, Durable
Cons:
None
Best Uses:
Saltwater Tank

Cin
Denver, CO
4.5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.


I would buy this product again :)
December 7, 2011
i am using this filter and a bio wheel 400 on a 29 gal so far i like the unit:) and at a good PRICE!!
Pros:
Effective, Durable, Quiet
Best Uses:
Small Tanks

JIM
lou ky
4.5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.


One of the best hang on filters!
December 5, 2011
I love this filter! It's quiet, it has a surface skimmer and a UV sterilizer, what more could you want? I also like the filter cartridge, you can put your own media in it. The only problem is when the adjustable flow is turned up to half or more the filter spills water back into the tank from the intake side, no big deal really but half the water that goes in doesn't get filtered. It is still a great filter and I recommend it.
Pros:
Durable, Quiet, Effective, Surface Skimmer, UV Light
Cons:
Pump Cavitates

Bonch
Ma.
4.5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.


Good Portable UV, Bad Filter
November 11, 2011
Intake tubes and casing are thin and brittle, treat them gently. Poor replacement for a regular HOB, as the media capacity is tiny; but good flow, and adjustable down to a mere trickle if needed. UV works at least as well as any other UV unit in this price range. I purchased this only as a portable UV unit that can be moved between tanks as needed for intermittent use, without taking up any room in the tank; and for that, it's perfect.
Pros:
Quiet, Effective
Cons:
Not Durable
Best Uses:
Small Tanks

Darkcobra
Baton Rouge, LA
4.5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.


great product
October 22, 2011
lip doesn't fit easily on most aquarium rims. but overall great product, ill buy from you guys again in the near future
Pros:
Versatile, Effective, Needs Little Upkeep, Easy To Clean, Quiet
Best Uses:
Larger Fish, Large Tanks, Tropical Fish, Small Tanks

craig
yucaipa CA
4.5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.