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Oceanic BioCube Mini Ultraviolet Sterilizer

Kills free-floating algae, parasites & harmful bacteriaLow-voltage ballast & 5 watt bulb is ideal for small aquariumsFits BioCube sizes 14 & 29Also includes a universal adaptor to fit other small aquariums
Average Customer Rating:
4.333 / 5
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5
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6 out of 6(100%)reviewers recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for Oceanic BioCube Mini Ultraviolet Sterilizer
Review 1 for Oceanic BioCube Mini Ultraviolet Sterilizer
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Product works great, but there's a catch.

PostedNovember 30, 2012
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from Kansas
After using a number of Ultraviolet Filters over the last decade, this one is great if you have a Biocube tank. It sits in the back filtration area and is out of sight. It also nicely keeps the water clear. The main downside is the replacement bulbs. When your ultraviolet bulb burns out, as they do about every 1.5 years, your just can't buy a replacement bulb, but rather have to buy a bigger plastic cap part from Oceanic with the bulb embedded in it. It runs about $40 with shipping from about any web store and no local pet stores will have it. This is a lot of money for a bulb that could be replaced for about $5-10 and is almost half the purchase price of the Sterilizer itself. The design does not allow you to buy the bulb yourself and replace it. You must buy the $40 part.
I would recommend this to a friend!
+2points
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Review 2 for Oceanic BioCube Mini Ultraviolet Sterilizer
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5 / 5
5 / 5

i LOVE this thing!!

PostedNovember 16, 2010
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from Princeton, WI
I couldn't keep our tank looking even remotely clear because of algae. I tried everything else with no luck, so I reluctantly bought the sterilizer. Within 30 hours, our tank looked even better than the day we filled it. Its beautiful! I couldn't figure out the universal adaptor, as we have a 10 gallon tank that is not a BioCube, but I was able to get it together without the adaptor and it's working great.
I would recommend this to a friend!
+4points
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Review 3 for Oceanic BioCube Mini Ultraviolet Sterilizer
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great product!

PostedOctober 17, 2010
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from Texas, USA
Only have had this product for a couple of days and water already looks clearer. Algae is also fading away.
I would recommend this to a friend!
+3points
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Review 4 for Oceanic BioCube Mini Ultraviolet Sterilizer
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Underpowered

PostedSeptember 2, 2010
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from Spring Lake Park, MN
Its a little underpowered at 5 watts for the high flow of the BioCube 29. But will do just fine as a clarifier.
I would recommend this to a friend!
-1point
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Review 5 for Oceanic BioCube Mini Ultraviolet Sterilizer
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Biocube UV

PostedMay 21, 2010
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Works real nice on my 46 saltwater tank. After 4 hours my water was cristal clear.
I would recommend this to a friend!
+3points
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Review 6 for Oceanic BioCube Mini Ultraviolet Sterilizer
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5 / 5
5 / 5

UV Light

PostedFebruary 18, 2010
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from buffalo ny
can't get any easier to install , I have the uv light , and protein skimmer in the back compartments of the bio cube and I only have the 14 gallon model . I'm impressed !!
I would recommend this to a friend!
+3points
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