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Old 04-01-2005, 08:58 PM   #1
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Coralife Turbo Twist 3x UV

I'm about to purchase one of these since my tank is in a sunroom. I have the back 3 panels of my hex tank shielded from the windows with a background, but still get some natural sunlight in the front 3 panels.

I'm constantly battling algae-bloom and am pretty sure a UV sterilizer is what I need. I don't have any coral or inverts, so I think I'm safe with getting one.

My question is, will the TurboTwist 3x (9-watts) be enough for my 55-gallon hex? I have a powerhead I plan on using with the UV sterilizer.

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Old 04-02-2005, 02:59 AM   #2
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How many gph does your powerhead put out. For a UV sterelizer to kill bacteria and algea they say that you need to run 120 gph max thru it.
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I got a Coraline TT 3x 9w in myt 75 gal, and it does more than killing the algea
Just be sure you use the right gph PH or your UV is just useless.
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Old 04-03-2005, 07:21 PM   #4
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I plan on using an Aquaclear 402 Powerhead. It outputs 250 GPH, but it has a variable flow control, though I have no idea how to know what output it'll be at. Or, I can put it in reverse flow and it outputs 125 GPH.

Just ordered the Coralife this morning online, praying this will end my green water problems.
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