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Aquatop Hang-On Back Aquarium UV Sterilizer Power Filter

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Description

Keep your aquarium running smoothly with the Aquatop Hang-On Back Aquarium Power Filter with UV Sterilizer. It’s equipped with an integrated UV sterilizer that uses ultraviolet light to eliminate algae and free-floating parasites while helping to keep the water crystal clear. Plus, it includes a self-adjusting surface skimmer to keep the water clean and promote healthy gas exchange. Plus, thanks to the “hang on back” design, it’s easy to install on most freshwater or marine aquariums from 15 to 40 gallons.

Key Benefits
  • Hang-on-back aquarium filter includes surface skimmer and built-in UV sterilizer.
  • Keeps the water clean, clear and helps eliminate unwanted algae blooms and free-floating parasites.
  • UV sterilizer needs no extra plumbing so it’s easy to set up with no additional hardware.
  • Available from 64 -128 gallons/hour filtering capacity with adjustable flow rate, and comes equipped for mechanical and chemical filtration.
  • Great for marine or freshwater aquariums up to 40 gallons, and fits on aquarium rims up to 3/4-inch thickness.
What's Included

Filter box cover, tube seat, UV lamp & power source, intake chamber, flow adjustment knob, bio foam, intake tube, filter cartridge, surface skimmer, rotor, connect tube, power unit, strainer, and power cord.

Compatible Products

When it's time to replace the filter cartridges, use the Aquatop Hang-On Back Aquarium Power Filter Replacement Carbon Cartridges Filter

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  • Item Number
    141730
  • Dimensions
    8.25 x 6.25 x 10 inches
  • Weight
    4.3 pounds
  • Aquarium Type
    Freshwater, Saltwater
  • Material
    Plastic, Glass, Silicone
Instructions
  • Remove the unit from the box and check for any signs of damage.
  • Rinse the filter box, filter lid, and accessory plumbing pieces with clean water. Dry with a soft cloth. Do not rinse any electrical components.
  • Rinse the filter cartridge of carbon dust. This is done once the run-off water is clear.
  • Hang the filter unit from the desired side of the aquarium. the electrical cords should be on the outside of the aquarium.
  • Connect the intake tube to the filter housing by placing the tube seat on top of the rotor.
  • Connect the strainer to the connection tube and set to the length. Attach to the surface skimmer.
  • Insert filter cartridge.
  • Use the filter leveler to adjust how the unit sits against the aquarium wall (located on the bottom margin of the filter box). The filter box should be parallel to the aquarium wall.
  • Fill the unit with clean water and place cover into place.
  • Connect the UV bulb power cord to its independent power source.
  • Plug in the filter pump and UV sterilizer bulb. Make drip loop for each cord plugged into an electrical outlet.
Size
Model Number SizePump WattageUV Bulb WattageTank Capacity
PF15-UV 64 GPH3.5 watts5 wattsUp to 15 gallons
PF25-UV90 GPH5 watts7 wattsUp to 25 gallons
PF40-UV128 GPH7 watts7 wattsUp to 40 gallons
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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Good,quiet filter

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    I just set it up today. It's very quiet. I really like the adjustable flow, fish don't like it on fully. I'd give it more stars but the instructions don't tell you how to insert the UV bulb. Turns out that you unscrew the bottom nut and twist the base and it releases so you can snap in the bulb. Maybe I should have realized but I've never had a filter with a UV light. Oh and the bio rings aren't included. It seems to be reducing the algae. Mine's on a 55 as an auxiliary filter and the algae seems to have stopped growing, yey.

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    Loud, hard to clean

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    As soon as my water level gets just a little bit, and I mean a little bit, it makes this LOUD sucking noise that I can hear from the other room. Its annoying! The filters get dirty fast, so be sure to order plenty Its VERY HARD to clean. The arm that normally curves and shaped like a "J" is not curved, and you cannot clean a big section of the tube. Most filters have this little "peg" near the bottom that presses up against the glass so the filter is upright. This does not, it leans back a bit and I have had some water overflow out the back. It does its job somewhat and the UV light is nice since its already attached. Its just so LOUD when the water level just begins to As soon as my water level gets just a little bit, and I mean a little bit, it makes this LOUD sucking noise that I can hear from the other room. Its annoying! The filters get dirty fast, so be sure to order plenty Its VERY HARD to clean. The arm that normally curves and shaped like a "J" is not curved, and you cannot clean a big section of the tube. Most filters have this little "peg" near the bottom that presses up against the glass so the filter is upright. This does not, it leans back a bit and I have had some water overflow out the back. It does its job somewhat and the UV light is nice since its already attached. Its just so LOUD when the water level just begins to get low. I cannot stress how annoying this loud sucking sound is. I would get it if the water level was actually low, but WOW! … more

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Makes having an aquarium easier

    By on Top 250 Contributor

    This is a great filter that keeps the aquarium clean. It's easy to use, quiet and the UV Sterilizer keeps the algae gone!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    best filter I have found

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    If you make sure this is leveled. It works perfectly. Crystal clear. Also do not put too many bio beads in the filter, they need to turn and jiggle to work properly. I had fought my water integrity for months and this worked like a charm

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Please Listen To Me Don't Buy This!!

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    Starting with saying that the water is coming out from were the tube that sucks in the water is!!! Second the filter gets dirty super fast, and the uv light doesn't work at all.... I wish I could give it 0 starts!!!!!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Filter/UV

    By on Top 500 Contributor

    Purchased this item for a 5 gallon Nano Tank that had Algae Issues, within 2 days it had clean clear water without the Green tint. After cleaning the Algae from the glass sides it has remained Clear and the filter is super easy to change, I like being able to use my own Filter Media in the basket!

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Don't Waste Your Money On This Aquatop Filter

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    Do not but this filter I won't recommended this to anyone up there

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    A Neat Power Filter

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    Very good pump- filters my nano reef nicely! The surface skimmer's a definite plus and I like that the u v sterilizer can be turned off so one can just use it when required! I've found the unit easy to manage!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Impressive

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    I've had fish tanks for most of my life now and I'm 54. This is by far the most impressive hang on filter that I have ever used. My water is absolutely crystal clear and my fish are much more active and much happier. I plan on buying a 40 gallon bowfront aqaurium in a few months and will be getting another one of these. I've been buying most of my fish supplies from Amazon but found this here at chewy for 10 bucks less. Sure this filter cost more then most but you get what you pay for. If you want a tank that is crystal clear the this is for you. Where else will you get a great filter with a uv sterilizer. I highly recommend this filter and it takes a lot to impress me when it comes to filters I've had fish tanks for most of my life now and I'm 54. This is by far the most impressive hang on filter that I have ever used. My water is absolutely crystal clear and my fish are much more active and much happier. I plan on buying a 40 gallon bowfront aqaurium in a few months and will be getting another one of these. I've been buying most of my fish supplies from Amazon but found this here at chewy for 10 bucks less. Sure this filter cost more then most but you get what you pay for. If you want a tank that is crystal clear the this is for you. Where else will you get a great filter with a uv sterilizer. I highly recommend this filter and it takes a lot to impress me when it comes to filters for the aquarium. … more

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent service, small crack.

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    The ease of ordering and service I received was from Chewy was excellent. There were two issues with the filter. One was a small crack in the filter body, but the filter didn't leak when I tested it. Their also an issue with the leveling adjustment, it keeps falling out of the hole. I put a piece of plastic between the aquarium and the filter and it is level. Both comments are more about the filter then the service I received from Chewy.

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