Originally Posted by Chirp
So the uv
sterilizer will reduce the coralline algae? I have chaeto growing as well. Will the sterilizer affect the chaeto? What are the drawbacks of using one?
Drawbacks are it will kill everything that passes through it. So anything living that is free floating jn the water column. That includes any free floating algae, including coralline. However not everything will pass through the unit so its effectiveness is not complete.
Really not something i would run all the time. Also, it really has to be added before coralline starts to spread to really have an effect on it.
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