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Old 08-01-2006, 05:39 PM   #1
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What's everyone's take on UV sterilizers. I've read plenty where they are being sold but I'd like to hear from a practical point of view. I've heard you can run it only during the day with a timer so you don't kill the good bacteria that come out at night, does that sound weird? I'd like to put one in the sump but I don't want to buy one for nothing. Some people seem to swear by them and other don't...
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Old 08-02-2006, 07:51 AM   #2
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What I have been told is to run a uv for just 2 hours a day. By what I understand the good bacteria is out all the time. I could be wrong tho. I know it seems like I don't know much. I have only been in the hobby for 4 months.
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Old 08-04-2006, 02:41 AM   #3
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UV sterlizers will kill anything, good or bad, that is in the water column. If it were a fish only with live rock, I would say go for it. I run ozone, but only for 1 week a month to reduce contaminates in my water column.
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