Lifegard Aquatics

55 Watt Pro-MAX High Output UV Sterilizer

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LifeGard Pro-MAX 55-watt High Output UV Sterilizer

  • For freshwater or saltwater aquariums up to 350 gallons
  • Effective against bacteria and water-borne algae blooms
  • Unique design, allowing for multiple plumbing configurations
  • Available in 25w, 40w, 55w, 90w, and 120w sizes


The Lifegard Aquatics Pro-Max 55-watt UV sterilizer features a unique patent-pending flow-through design with less restrictive angled inlet and outlet ports, allowing for better flow. The outlets can be positioned in several different directions to fit your available space and plumbing setup without any additional plumbing -- something unique to the LifeGard UV sterilizers vs other brands. This 55-watt Pro-MAX model is ideal for aquariums up to 350 gallons. The ballast even has a display with a bulb life countdown so that you can be sure to change it out on time to keep your UV sterilizer operating flawlessly.


Why Use a UV Sterilizer?

A UV sterilizer is a valuable tool for an aquarium, using ultraviolet light to effectively combat harmful pathogens like bacteria, viruses, and parasites. This not only diminishes diseases but also tackles the issue of free-floating algae or bacteria that cause green and cloudy water. Their efficiency can potentially mean a reduced dependency on medications, especially beneficial when introducing new inhabitants to the tank. Importantly, this method is chemical-free and doesn't alter the aquarium's water chemistry.



UV sterilizers require annual servicing. The UV bulb should be changed every 12 months, even if the light is still on as UV output is reduced beyond effectiveness over time. In addition, the o-rings and gasket should be inspected. Silicone lubricant can be used to protect the gaskets. If you notice any gasket has cracks or is dry, promptly change it to avoid damage. The protective sleeve on the inside of the UV should also be replaced annually to make sure the UV does not damage the actual housing.




Dimensions - 27" L x 4.51" W x 9" H

Input/Output Size - 3" Slip Connections

Power Consumption - 55 Watts

Max Operating Pressure - 30 PSI

Max Flow Rate - 3600 GPH

Max Flow Rate for Algae & Bacteria - 2100 GPH

Lamp Life (Hours) - 9000 (approx. 1 year)


What's in the Box?

UV Sterilizer Housing

High Output UV Bulb

Internal Protective Sleeve

UL Listed Ballast with lamp life countdown display

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UPC 788379318215
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Product Questions

Hello, I am interested in buying a lifegard uv 55w and connect it with a flexible hose 3/4 barb fitting what adapters do I need for a threaded connection
Question by: Eran on Jan 22, 2024, 10:38 PM
Hey there,
Thank you for reaching out to us. Here is the contact info for lifegardaquatics. You might want to reach out to them for that question. http://www.lifegardaquatics.com/ Please let me know if you need anything further.
Answer by: Thomas Wofle (BRS Staff) on Feb 8, 2024, 10:21 AM