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  • #300477

    shamanofsexy
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    Are they important?? (in a marine tank)

    read contrasting opinions and am now confused.

    #315880

    Mark Duffill
    Participant

    I am hoping to set up a nano tank soon and the setup I am looking at does have one built in but from what I have read if I went with a system that didn’t have one built in I wouldn’t bother. I think it depends more on the size of the setup, if you are talking big reef then I think they are a good investment.

    I think a lot of the time it does come down to personal preference but I think the more your spending the more wise an investment.

    #315887

    Malti
    Participant

    what does a Uv sterilizer do? (I’m not good on marine…)

    #315893

    shamanofsexy
    Member

    There designed to kill any free floating bacteria in the water. I assume this means good and bad as how wil it know the difference. But its a Ultra violet light inside a case that that the water travels through so only affect free floating so doesnt affect anything on live rock, inside gravel etc…

    Some people say there essential for a tank to protect from illness

    Others say they dont do anything that water changes dont do.

    #315894

    Malti
    Participant

    QUOTE (shamanofsexy @ Dec 30 2009, 12:13 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    There designed to kill any free floating bacteria in the water. I assume this means good and bad as how wil it know the difference. But its a Ultra violet light inside a case that that the water travels through so only affect free floating so doesnt affect anything on live rock, inside gravel etc…

    Some people say there essential for a tank to protect from illness

    Others say they dont do anything that water changes dont do.

    thx for the info

    #315898

    Mark Duffill
    Participant

    In a moment of madness after my 250 gallon tank was wiped out by a very bad case of white spot and secondary bacterial infection I added a UV to the tank, I know its freshwater but like marine there are those that do and those that don’t.

    After a couple of weeks of running I noticed that the fish especially the loaches didn’t look happy at all so I turned the UV of and within 24 hours the fish were back to normal, I came to the conclusion at the time that although killing bad bacteria and other free floating nasties it was also wiping out any free floating beneficial bacteria as well, needless to say it hasn’t been back on since and will probably end up on the pond next year.

    #315900

    Plaamoo
    Participant

    Some interesting info here, especially the “redox potential” bit. I just use mine in a small q tank for the last week or two of quarantine.
    http://americanaquariumproducts.com/Aquari…rilization.html

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