Marine Associates installed an Emperor Aquatics UV sterilizer
at our facility over ten years ago upon the advise from Steve
and the rest of your staff. Prior to the installation of the
unit, we had systemic outbreaks of Cryptocaryon, Brooklynella,
Oodinium and a variety of all
the other well known pathogens and some not so well known.
these pathogens can appear despite low level copper treatments
that we maintain causing critical challenges with our stocks
and delivery system. Dynasty Marine Associates is a global
distributor of marine fish and shipping infected fish are
bad for the high quality business that we operate.
installing the EA UV equipment systemic outbreaks simply stopped
occurring. We still get occasional minor outbreaks in individual
tanks but due to the UV treating 100% of the filtered water
before it returns to the tanks we are able to control outbreaks
from spreading throughout the system.
not seen the EA UV work and benefited financially as a result
of its operation, I would have not believed it! I make this
testimonial of my own free will without compensation and would
like to thank Emperor Aquatics for a job well done. When they
tell you that UV works, believe them! When they give you good
advice, take it! Let them calculate the proper UV equipment
for your application with confidence and the challenges of
systemic parasite outbreaks will end up being a distant memory.
be reached with questions regarding my experiences with this
equipment at firstname.lastname@example.org
Forrest A. Young
Dynasty Marine Associates, Inc.
am writing to commend the technical support offered by Emperor
Aquatics, Inc. in regards
to the performance and installation of ultraviolet disinfection
units for aquaculture. As an aquaculture business incubator
and research and development facility, we rely upon reliable
and effective ultraviolet sterilization to protect the animal
stocks owned by the University of Maine and our business partners
We recently purchased three UV sterilizers from another company
through a competitive
bid process. We clearly specified our desired “kill
rate” water flow and water clarity. The manufacturer
sold us these units with the assurance that they would meet
Shortly after our purchase of these units, Steve Zimmer of
Emperor Aquatics, Inc. contacted us with his concern that
based upon his knowledge of UV technology that the units sold
to us by the competing company could not meet our stated parameters.
He offered us the services of his partner Don Conwell to more
closely examine the specifications of these units and to ascertain
Don put a great deal of time and thought into his effort.
Ultimately, it was discovered that the UV lamp UV-C output
factor and other data used to calculate operating capacity
of the equipment was mistakenly incorrect. The technical staff
of the manufacturer who sold us the units did not catch these
mistakes, and it was only because of Dons’ persistence
that we had enough evidence to convince them of the error.
This evidence consisted in part of an updated calculation
and a letter from the consulting company responsible for the
UV calculation error admitting their mistake.
As result of Don Conwell’s efforts , the UV manufacturer
has redesigned the three units sold to us in order to bring
them up to spec. I would like to express my gratitude to Emperor
Aquatics, Inc. for bringing this to our attention, and potentially
preventing a costly UV failure at our facility. The take-home
lesson for us is that a UV unit is only as good as the technical
support standing behind that unit. In this regard, Emperor
Aquatics, Inc. has done an outstanding job, and they clearly
deserve their reputation as a manufacturer of top quality
UV Sterilization equipment.
Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Research
The University of Maine
egg incubation is the method of choice over standard tray
incubation at the Bellefonte State Hatchery. We have found
the Emperor Aquatics Up-well Incubators to be very efficient;
a 20 quart capacity increases space utilization, yet increases
our incubation/hatching capacity. Eggs are kept in constant
suspension keeping fungus from attaching to and smothering
fertile eggs, chemical treatments, specifically formalin are
not required during incubation. Our hatch rates for all three
trout species (brook, brown and rainbow) are comparable to
tray incubators without chemical treatments while achieving
a significant reduction in labor.
L. Weaver, Manager
Bellefonte State Fish Hatchery
Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission