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Who ues a UV sterilizor

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I don't think I would buy one but the LFS gave one to us when he set up the big tank (in October) My husband is going to hook it up sometime :) I have no idea if it will help at all
 

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I have used them.... not used them...... and am going back to using one! :doh:

I think if you a using to fight parassites and diseases or serious algae issues....then you are getting it for the wrong reasons. As the effectivness of a UV for this will not work unless you have very high turnover and a huge UV Bulb .:eek:

The reason I am going back to the UV is I noticed an increase in film growth on the acrylic w/o the UV. Meaning I need to run the Mag Float more often! No alga issues however:banana:

I have never had any parasite or algae out break, w/ or w/o the UV though.

Also I have noticed the water to be a little clear due to UV use!

So that is my take on it! Buy accordingly.
 

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I use a UV but i dont know if it is working to help my tank or not. I have not had any major problems while running it so i will continue to use it.
Ditto! :agree:
 

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On the 180 FO ,,yup
On the 75 reef,,,nope,,,,prob will when i upsize the reef tank tho
 
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