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Turbo-Twist UV Sterilizer - 3x - 9 W

SKU# 8249


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Regular Price: $99.99

Special Price: $86.21

Quick Overview

Eliminates single-cell algae and eradicates harmful microorganisms on the initial pass through the chamber. The triple-treatment time fully utilizes the UV output of the lamp, and ensures that disease-causing pathogens cannot reproduce.
Coralife Turbo Twist 3X - 9 Watt U.V. Sterilizer
Details
The Coralife Turbo Twist is highly effective ultraviolet sterilizer designed to eliminate single-celled algae and disease causing pathogens. It features a revolutionary "turbo-twist" design that guides incoming water around the enclosed UV lamp to maximize exposure (or dwell time) and overall efficiency. The extended treatment time fully utilizes the available UV output to help you maintain healthy, crystal clear water.

The Turbo Twist eradicates most harmful micro-organisms on the initial pass through the chamber, decreasing the possibility of disease outbreak in your aquarium. Great for freshwater and saltwater applications. Includes mounting brackets for in-line or hang-on installation. This 9 watt model treats aquariums up to 125 gallons in size.
Additional Information
SKU 8249
MPN 15600
UPC 096316770706
Brand Coralife
Total Watts 9 W
Inlet Size 1/2", 5/8" Barb
Outlet Size 1/2", 5/8" Barb
GPH 100-200 gph
Dimension 10.75" x 3" x 4.25"
Power Cord Length 10 ft
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CoralifeTurbo-Twist UV Sterilizer - 12x - 36 W
 
3.8

(based on 17 reviews)

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76%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good value (8)
  • Versatile (5)

Cons

  • Not durable (3)

Best Uses

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      • Long-time pet owner (11)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Very Good Product

    The directions should be a bit clearer though. The rubber seals appear to go one way but have to be installed the other way,which looks like it's backwards.

    The directions should be a bit clearer though. The rubber seals appear to go one way but have to be installed the other way,which looks like it's backwards.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Ordered two 36 watt units both leaking

    I purchased two 36 watt turbo twist a week ago followed the directions and both units leak from the main body of the sterilizer. Called central aquatics and they are sending a replacement for...Read complete review

    I purchased two 36 watt turbo twist a week ago followed the directions and both units leak from the main body of the sterilizer. Called central aquatics and they are sending a replacement for one of the units, but I think I may just return and try another brand.

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    5.0

    Great UV sterilizer

    By Igore

    from WI

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy to install
    • Good Visual Indicator
    • Long Lasting
    • Simple In Design
    • Sturdy Mounts

    Cons

    • Large Unit

    Best Uses

    • Algae Parasite Removal
    • Everyday Use

    Comments about Turbo-Twist UV Sterilizer - 6x - 18 W:

    In the past I have purchased Aqua Medic and other imported UV units with leaks and poor design. My last Coralife 9w turbo twist went 7 years with only light bulb changes and not a leak. It is still in service and I bought this 18w for my 125gal and it works great as well. The unit is larger and required a different location but has more power and the same clean simple design as the 9w. I also like the newer bulbs with the 4 pin as they ignite instantly.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    1.0

    Poor quality control

    By Mr. Frustrated

    from Washington State

    About Me Long-time Pet Owner

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Not Durable

      Best Uses

        Comments about Turbo-Twist UV Sterilizer - 12x - 36 W:

        I am a very experienced pet owner. I have owned fish for over 40 years. Yeah I'm old but I know what I like about pet products. They need to work and work consistently. This is the 2nd UV sterilizer I have bought in 2 weeks. The first ( a different brand lasted 2 days) and this one not even 2 minutes. In fact, it never did come on. I tried attaching the bulb from both directions in case I had the pins in wrong even though its a 4 strait pin design. It's not complicated but jeez what a pain having to return 2 products that should have worked. No good recommendation from me.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        OH....MY...GOD!

        By slamaclam

        from Winnipeg, MB

        About Me Long-time Pet Owner

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Silent

        Cons

        • Expensive bulb replacemen

        Best Uses

        • Larger aquariums

        Comments about Turbo-Twist UV Sterilizer - 12x - 36 W:

        I was fighting algae and green water ever since I changed the substrate from gravel to sand and was getting very frustrated from doing constant water changes, adjusting the lights and feeding the fish sparingly with no results. I bought the turbo-twist 12x 36 watt uv sterilizer and ran it inline with the eheim 2075 and.....wow! Within 48 hours the water had cleared considerably and at the time of this writing the water is so clear it looks like the fish are floating through the air. I wouldn't hesitate to buy another one if the circumstances arose.

         
        3.0

        Good Cooncept - Not So Great Execution

        By JimSchor

        from Fredericksburg, VA

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Good Value

        Cons

        • Not Durable

        Best Uses

          Comments about Turbo-Twist UV Sterilizer - 6x - 18 W:

          UV Sterilization is the only way to go for a pond. I now have the problem of having to make the bottom of my pond look good since the water is so clear. The bad is that the bulb is not held in well, even screwing the unit together can make the bulb fall loose. One of the brackets also broke. I would not use this unit indoors. There are other units designed for indoor use. To one of the other comments. UV only kills single cell (suspended) algae. It will not control other types of algae.

           
          5.0

          This product is Awesome!

          By Hollie

          from Mississauga Ontario Canada

          About Me Beginner

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Great Design
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Coralife Turbo Twist 3X - 9 Watt U.V. Sterilizer:

              This Uv product is awesome! We had an Algae out break, green water and slime everywhere. Overnight it did its magic by the second day it was like there was no algae problem. Good buy! And apparently these items help with ich and stuff like that.

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              1.0

              Ordered two 36 watt units both leaking

              By OD

              from Chicago

              About Me Long-time Pet Owner

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Good design

              Cons

              • Tough To Set Up

              Best Uses

              • Larger Pets

              Comments about Coralife Turbo Twist 3X - 9 Watt U.V. Sterilizer:

              I purchased two 36 watt turbo twist a week ago followed the directions and both units leak from the main body of the sterilizer. Called central aquatics and they are sending a replacement for one of the units, but I think I may just return and try another brand.

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Works like a champ.

              By Sam

              from Washington, DC

              About Me Long-time Pet Owner

              Pros

              • Effective

              Cons

              • Requires accessories

              Best Uses

                Comments about Coralife Turbo Twist 3X - 9 Watt U.V. Sterilizer:

                I had a really bad algae bloom in my 90 gallon freshwater. My NH+, NO2-, NO3-, and PH were all within normal parameters. Despite frequent water changes, keeping the aquarium lighting off, and reduced feeding, I could NOT get rid of it. I really did not want to resort to algacides to rememdy the problem so I bought the Turbo Twist 3X. Within 36 hours, the water was noticeably cleaner and within 72 hours, all of the algae was gone. Additionally, after 1 week, not only is the algae gone, but the water is crystal clear.

                This is a product that does EXACTLY what it says it does. Highly recommended.

                NOTE: You will need to buy a pump and tubing separately for this unit. I found it a little annoying that this wasn't included, but its effectiveness made up for that.

                 
                5.0

                Works Great For Several Reasons

                By Bryan

                from Cottage Grove OR

                About Me Long-time Pet Owner

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • CLEAR WATER
                • Good Value
                • Kills Green Water
                • Kills Ich wproper gph
                • Kills Parasites LOWGPH
                • Tough
                • Versatile
                • Works Great On Canisters

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Any Tank Fresh Or Salt

                  Comments about Coralife Turbo Twist 3X - 9 Watt U.V. Sterilizer:

                  With the proper gph flow, this sterilizer will kill green water, Ich, and any free floating parasites. You can use intense lighting with out growing green water. Keeps water crystal clear.

                   
                  5.0

                  Solved my problem aglae bloom overnight

                  By sbush

                  from Sedgwick, ME

                  About Me Long-time Pet Owner

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Value

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Coralife Turbo Twist 3X - 9 Watt U.V. Sterilizer:

                      Easy to install and does the job flawlessly.

                       
                      4.0

                      Outstanding!

                      By viciclid

                      from Fort Monmouth NJ

                      About Me Long-time Pet Owner

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Easy setup
                      • Easy to Clean
                      • Effective
                      • Good Value
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • 120 gal Ciclhids

                        Comments about Coralife Turbo Twist 3X - 9 Watt U.V. Sterilizer:

                        You will notice water clearing within 24hrs. Amazing product

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                        • Turbo-Twist UV Sterilizer - 6x - 18 W

                          Q:

                          will this work with the 350 magnum filter
                          Asked on 2/2/2015 by russ

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                            A:

                            Yes, the Coralife Turbo-Twist UV Sterilizer - 6x - 18 W will work with your Marineland Magnum 350 filter.

                            Answered on 2/9/2015 by Josh L
                        • Coralife Turbo Twist 3X - 9 Watt U.V. Sterilizer

                          Q:

                          I would like to attach the UV Sterilizer to the output of my Eheim Classic 2217 canister. Will the flow rate of the Eheim 2217 work correctly with this UV Sterilzer and will the pipe diameters be compatible?
                          Asked on 10/21/2014 by Peter the Newbie from Mississauga Ontario

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                            A:

                            The 2217 flow rating is too high for a 9w sterilizer.

                            Answered on 11/13/2014 by Anonymous
                        • Coralife Turbo Twist 3X - 9 Watt U.V. Sterilizer

                          Q:

                          Will it work with my Fluval 406 Canister
                          Asked on 1/10/2014 by Lenny

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                            A:

                            Yes, the Coralife Turbo Twist UV Sterilizer 9w will fit and work with the Fluval 406. Please note that it will do a great job for algae control. For disease/pathogen control I would recommend to use a separate pump with a slower flow rate.

                            Answered on 1/23/2014 by Josh L
                        • Turbo-Twist UV Sterilizer - 6x - 18 W

                          Q:

                          Will this Turbo Twist UV Sterilizer fit on a Hydor Professional External Aquarium Filters PRO 250 external filter?
                          Asked on 12/28/2013 by FireKat from VA

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                            A:

                            It will only fit on the Intake side of the Hydor Pro 250 Canister filter. I wouldn't recommend it as it is best to have the sterilizer on the outake.

                            Answered on 1/23/2014 by Josh L
                        • Coralife Turbo Twist 3X - 9 Watt U.V. Sterilizer

                          Q:

                          Having trouble removing the interior glass sleeve before inserting the uv lite.Don't want to break it !
                          Asked on 9/26/2013 by Matt from NJ

                          1 answer

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                            A:

                            Please call 1-888-824-4257 and speak with our techs for help.

                            Answered on 9/27/2013 by Josh L
                        • Coralife Turbo Twist 3X - 9 Watt U.V. Sterilizer

                          Q:

                          Will this work inline with an ehiem professional 2 canister filter without anything additional
                          Asked on 9/23/2013 by Joe from 7738

                          1 answer

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                            A:

                            Yes the Coralife Turbo-Twist UV Sterilizer will fit the Eheim Professional 2028 or 2026 canister filter.

                            Answered on 9/24/2013 by Josh L
                        • Coralife Turbo Twist 3X - 9 Watt U.V. Sterilizer

                          Q:

                          How do I set up this system in-line with my filter? what additional items do i need?
                          Asked on 8/24/2012 by Algae driving me crazy

                          1 answer

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                            A:

                            The unit comes with adapters to fit most tubing sizes. You want to make sure you run the unit on the output of your filter, so that clean water is traveling through the unit.

                            Answered on 8/28/2012 by Thomas B
                        • Coralife Turbo Twist 3X - 9 Watt U.V. Sterilizer

                          Q:

                          What would be a recomended pump for this unit?
                          Asked on 8/19/2012 by ncamarop from Colombia South America

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                            A:

                            Any small submersible pump or power head that pumps between 100-200 gph will work.

                            Answered on 8/29/2012 by Thomas B
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