UV Sterilizer Has Anyone Tried Them?

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ehall67 wrote: poly fiber it just like pillow stuffing basically... but I have started using it in my sump and canister and my water is completely free of any floating debris !! I love it I might do an update on my filtration some time soon to show it...

but I didnt always use it but since I have it traps so many "floaters" due to how dense it is I can tell a big difference

haha now i know that that is i have some in my canister :P
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ehall67 wrote: poly fiber it just like pillow stuffing basically... but I have started using it in my sump and canister and my water is completely free of any floating debris !! I love it I might do an update on my filtration some time soon to show it...

but I didnt always use it but since I have it traps so many "floaters" due to how dense it is I can tell a big difference

haha now i know that that is i have some in my canister :P


sum??? I have a ton!!! lol

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tehmole replied the topic: Re: UV Sterilizer Has Anyone Tried Them?

thanks...reminds me to replace the filter floss in my cannisters ... ty ty ty
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tehmole wrote: thanks...reminds me to replace the filter floss in my cannisters ... ty ty ty

lol no problem :P
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donk232 replied the topic: Re: UV Sterilizer Has Anyone Tried Them?

Does a uv sterilizer kill of viruses bacteria and ect? Obviously it wouldn't heal a sick fish but keep them healthy
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Rocksor replied the topic: Re: UV Sterilizer Has Anyone Tried Them?

A uv sterilizer will kill certain bacteria, but the flow rate and the UV rating have to match up - the flow rate has to be slow and the UV light has to be a certain strength. If the flow is too fast or the UV too weak, all it will do is kill floating algae and the bacteria that causes whitening on rubber pieces in the tank.
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jnet replied the topic: Re: UV Sterilizer Has Anyone Tried Them?

I find that replacing the bulbs does is a waste of time and so dont bother with mine.

Also Ive had a lfs before state to me that UV lights prevent ick is this correct? I didnt believe him at time.

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donk232 replied the topic: Re: UV Sterilizer Has Anyone Tried Them?

I'm sure it kill ich but it wouldn't get rid of ich.
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jnet replied the topic: Re: UV Sterilizer Has Anyone Tried Them?

yea he said it as a prevention thing as all his tanks have uv in and so it prevents ick. I was asking as Ive never seen whitespot in their tanks before this was at dobbies and that was his response. I was curious as I dont accept most things people say, very sceptical about things. :)

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Rocksor replied the topic: Re: UV Sterilizer Has Anyone Tried Them?

A strong enough UV, and slow enough flow rate through the UV tube will kill ich in the swimming stage.
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