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  1. Reefing Equipment
    I was wondering if it makes sense to plumb my UV unit inline with the intake to my SRO 3000 external skimmer. The skimmer is run by a dedicated Iwaki MD55 located at the output of my sump. The UV unit is a Pentair 40 Watt unit. Display tank is a 120Gallon with a 40 Gallon sump.
  2. General Reef Discussion
    So I have a nice little 2 year old 10 gallon reef tank with lots of live rock, a few coral species and invertebrates. My only fish at the moment is a new Matted filefish, a clown goby and a firefish. For filtration I've been running a Fluval 50 power filter, another Fluval 30 power filter set up...
  3. Marine Depot
    WYNTK, VOL. 3: Tunze, Eheim, and Aqua UV More fast facts about our customers’ favorite products! Don't forget: Our 10% off frozen food sale ends Sunday!
  4. General Reef Discussion
    I recently purchased a turbo twist uv sterilizer (18 Watt). I was wondering what people are using for their pumps? I have the pump mounted right next to my sump on the bottom of the tank stand. Would something with about a 300 gph be what i am looking for? Would a maxijet 1200 pump be ok or...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys. I've got a question. I've been battling an algae bloom for awhile now. Can't figure out why. All my levels are good but I can't seem to shake the cloudy water no matter what I do. So I threw in the towel and bought a uv sterilizer. Now on the box it says use a pump with 100-200 gph...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys! I was just wondering...., I understand that it kills parasites in the water column, but what are the pros and cons of using a UV sterilizer? Does it limit algae growth by killing algae in the water column? Will it affect my PC algae? Will it help with future parasitic infections? Thanks
  7. Marine Depot
    All I want for Fishmas #1: AquaStep UV Sterilizer A UV sterilizer is definitely on our Fishmas list this year. What's on yours? > Check out Marine Depot's 2015 Holiday Gift Guide > Buy a Marine Depot Gift Certificate > Create your own Fishmas list for the holidays ↓ ... or click the image...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Quick question for anyone out there. I upgraded my 65 gallon to a 120 yesterday and i was talking about it with someone and they said I will for sure need a UV sterilizer and dosing pumps for my tank since i upgraded. Is that true? I have mostly soft corals and some lps (frogspawn and an acan...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I'm looking into a UV unit. For a 125G reef tank, would you recommend an 18w coralife twist or an AquaUV 25w with or without the wiper or something entirely different? :help:
  10. New Member Introductions
    Hey Guys, Just got into the reefing hobby as of march 21st, and have been using the site for information so figured i shuld create a log in. I have a 29 gallon tank with a fluval 306 filter, a turbo twist 3x uv sterilizer, standard led lights that came with the tank, standard thermometer, 30...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone, I am very new to the salt world and need help! Recently purchased everything required to get my tank up and running and ready for first cycle. Tank is 75 gallon built in overflow. I have a question about order of filters in the sump... 1. Should I pass water through my UV...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    :blob:Good day I purchased an established reef tank 3 weeks ago and moved the whole set up (including 80 gallons of the tank water). Amongst the equipement, the guy had a hagen 28 watts uv sterilizer(pic attached). Anyone has one of these in their setup? See any risks of running it 24/7 im my...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    So recently I had a really bad algae bloom. I tried everything from tons of carbon to 70% water changes and it still progressed - even got worse. So I sucked it up and bought a uv sterilizer the cheapest one with best reviews. I'd have to say I'm more than pleased. 10/10 Day 1, initial day I...
  14. Reefing Equipment
    Hello, As I continue to prepare myself for my first reef tank, I continue to come across topics that bring many questions to mind. I find most of the questions already answered on the forums, but I must ask this one. Now unfortunately I have to obey strata, and we are not allowed to have over 50...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys, I just purchased a UV sterilizer. I remeber someone recommending it to me. They mention a certain way of installing it. Something along the lines of attaching it to my skimmer. Should I just go ahead and install it by connecting it to my return pump? Also, how long should the hose...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    On my 55 gallon tank I had a terrible algae problem so I installed a uv sterilizer today. Will it kill my coraline algae?
  17. Marine Depot
    Joe says you can zap your way to a clearer, healthier tank with the Aqua UV Advantage 2000 UV Sterilizer in his latest product review. READ: Aqua UV Advantage 2000 UV Sterilizer: Zap your way to a clearer, healthier tank! MORE MARINE DEPOT NEWS Tips to get clownfish to use a host...
  18. Skimmers & other filtration
    Hello, I am looking into UV sterilizers, and wanted to get folks opinions. I am setting up a 90G DT with 40G sump. I have the Vertex Omega 150 skimmer that has an air draw of 238 GPH. I am looking at the emperor aquatics UV sterilizer. What size show I get? I read that it should match the...
  19. The THINK Tank
    Alright let's hear it! I used a UV Sterilizer years ago, and after chatting with some friends (and one poster on here), they say they no longer use them. BUT I have some friends across the pond that swear by them and wouldn't run a reef tank any other way. So what are your experiences with...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    I was thinking of getting a 18watt coral life turbo twist UV sterilizer for my 90g reef tank. I have been told it helps get rid of the ich parasite and algae a lot. Is this true? Just wanting other opinions on them. Thanks!:read:
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