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Offline Warhawk937

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uv sterilizer questions.
« on: September 14, 2019, 15:42:05 »
Im wanting to buy a uv sterilizer for my tank to help with a algea issues.   anybody have a recommendation on a budget option for a 75 gallon tank? i would spend around 200 for one.

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Re: uv sterilizer questions.
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2019, 09:28:20 »
Im wanting to buy a uv sterilizer for my tank to help with a algea issues.   anybody have a recommendation on a budget option for a 75 gallon tank? i would spend around 200 for one.

i just got a jeabo off amazon and it seems to work pretty good. was like $75 or something

Offline Heinbaughb

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Re: uv sterilizer questions.
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2019, 10:00:35 »
This is the one I'm using. It's nice that it's vertical and you can change the bulb on it very easily.

https://www.opentip.com/product.php?products_id=1226384&ats=product_landing

Offline jjoos99

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Re: uv sterilizer questions.
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2019, 13:35:36 »
What kind of benefits are you guys seeing with them?  I know reeferntraining is wanting to set one up to fight Dinos.
Jeff

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Re: uv sterilizer questions.
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2019, 14:29:55 »
That the main reason Iím buying one.  From what Iíve read,  if they are properly sized they are very effective at keeping pathogens and parisite levels down.  If suspended in water column

Offline Reeferntraining

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Re: uv sterilizer questions.
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2019, 17:48:25 »
I just fired mine up.
What kind of benefits are you guys seeing with them?  I know reeferntraining is wanting to set one up to fight Dinos.
Jeff

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Re: uv sterilizer questions.
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2019, 21:36:33 »
Cool!!  I purchased a 36 watt and will be in at the end of this week.  Im glad to that your tank has come around.   those frags are coloring up nicely! My tank has finally turned for the better.  I just have some dinos that im trying to stay ahead of. a result of the reset I ended up wrecking my bio filter.  so DR tims, micro bacter7,  and alittle vibrant along with the uv should knock them back. 

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Re: uv sterilizer questions.
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2019, 09:42:49 »
What kind of benefits are you guys seeing with them?  I know reeferntraining is wanting to set one up to fight Dinos.
Jeff

why i did it, has worked so far, i tried Dino-X that stressed my corals beyond madness, then DR tims wasteaway that didnt seem to do much, so UV started and it has def helped. Manual removal also!

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Re: uv sterilizer questions.
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2019, 12:48:22 »
Does a UV mess with minerals in the water column??  Iím sitting here at work and looking at my tank on Fusion and Iím noticing the pH is much lower than normal. It also seemed to drop lower than normal overnight. Any ideas?

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Re: uv sterilizer questions.
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2019, 22:09:13 »
I have my uv installed how long before you guys noticed a reduction in dinos??? and an increas in clarity?

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Re: uv sterilizer questions.
« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2019, 09:40:22 »
was within a week what did you order and what pump is running it?

flow rate is important.

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« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2019, 09:57:01 »
Coralvue turbo trwist 9x.  Itís rated for 160 I have a 75g.  I have read that it is best to ever size them.   I about a small Jabao dc pump and have it running about 600gph per Uv recommendations.

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uv sterilizer questions.
« Reply #12 on: September 19, 2019, 11:05:20 »
Iíd give it some time. I installed a 25w on my 75 with about 900-1000gph and Iím seeing results after 3 days. I also use a turkey baster and blow off the rocks and stir up the sand once every day. Itís not only cut my Dinoís in half, itís decreased the amount of cyano Iím blowing off each day.

Coralvue turbo trwist 9x.  Itís rated for 160 I have a 75g.  I have read that it is best to ever size them.   I about a small Jabao dc pump and have it running about 600gph per Uv recommendations.

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Re: uv sterilizer questions.
« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2019, 11:14:33 »
i have a 36w with 900gph pump powering it, i think that is a bit too much for what i am after, but i can tell it is working.

i saw a chart once showing flow rate vs steralization and for dinos it was like 500 gph or something.

 

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