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DYI: UV Sterilizer for 3 Gallon Tank (Pictures Included)
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PostPosted: 2012.03.12(Mon)21:15    Post subject: DYI: UV Sterilizer for 3 Gallon Tank (Pictures Included) Reply with quote

Here's a quick overview of my UV for 3 gallon tank.

I used an old handheld UV sterilizer identical to this one, I took it apart removing all of the plastic.



Then I removed the button switch, microprocessor, safety switch, and I soldered the chip connections so that it provided constant UV output.


By determinator87 at 2012-03-12

I took a USB cord used to charge another appliance and spliced it to the power supply of the UV sterilizer, originally it used 4AA batteries.


By determinator87 at 2012-03-12

And the bulb was already fit to be placed into the filter as is and the light fixture I use covers the filter preventing UV eye exposure.

By determinator87 at 2012-03-12

And there you have it, UV for a 3 gallon.
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