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UV sterilizer
« on: April 05, 2011, 07:14:19 PM »
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Hi.  I'm thinking of getting a UV sterilizer for my 75 gal aquarium.  Does anyone have any advice as to what specifics I should look for, or what brands are better than others?  Thanks!!
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Re: UV sterilizer
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2011, 03:18:50 AM »
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I have never really looked into the matter :/ I think you'd find better info on some larger forum actually :'D

But UV sterilizers are generally not needed in aquariums, they're better to have in ponds where you can't really know what bacteria there are in there. Being introduced from various animals.
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Re: UV sterilizer
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2011, 08:07:50 PM »
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Thanks, I'll ask around.  In my research, some say that it reduces algae, etc..  I'll check around more.   Wink
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« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2011, 01:36:26 PM »
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UV s are sweet in fish tanks kills some free floating bacteria like ick and will also help bring down your algae in the tank to that way u have to do less cleaning
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« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2011, 01:38:50 PM »
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get a uv system or better yet a RO water system. the ro system will make in so u have no metal in your water. then u dont need carbon or water conditioners. 
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Re: UV sterilizer
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2011, 05:50:07 AM »
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Whats a Uv sterilizer?
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Re: UV sterilizer
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2011, 06:13:11 AM »
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Thanks! I think it would be nice to have one.

A UV sterilizer is something you hook up to a filter and it kills free-form bacteria and algae. It's a special light and depending on how fast the water goes in front of the UV light, it kills different bad things. The light doesn't shine into your aquarium, just a small area that the water runs thru.
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Re: UV sterilizer
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2011, 03:40:54 PM »
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The UV light is usually inside a kind of tube, one should never, ever look directly onto the light! Wink
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