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While not typical, I am running a pond one, 55 watts, this one.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Jebao-55-watt-Clarifier-Sterilizer-Aquarium/dp/B00K1HHG9U

 

It is a pretty good deal.

 

Seals are weak, so teflon it and mount over your sump.

 

Worth a shot if you are looking for high watts for low $$

Sweet thanks. I'll check it out. Are you happy with it?

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I have been happy with it.  You can put a gate valve in front of it to control the rate of reduce flow from the manifold.  That helps so you can be sure it is cooking the tar out of everything that comes through it.

 

It is not a high end one by any means, but with a gate valve to control flow and big 55 watt uv bulb, I feel it is probably quite effective.

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Some great info here;

 

http://www.americanaquariumproducts.com/AquariumUVSterilization.html

 

 

I just picked up the TMC 110 watt after spending the last week reading more than one should on the subject-I nearly went with the Aqua line but changed my mind in the last days.

 

Carl has some great information and the TMC line is not exclusive to AAP

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I have a aqua uv 55w setup with gate valve but have been unsure on what flow rate to send through it... what gph do you run clark?

 

I need to measure, but it is very slow.  Faster than a calcium reactor though?  I am guessing < 50 GPH.

 

The article Reefnjunkie linked gives some good rules on gph / watt.

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