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Old 02-28-2005, 03:08 PM   #11
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I have a UV filter on my tank too... I think all my corals look fine, but I could be wrong.
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Old 02-28-2005, 09:40 PM   #12
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A UV will sterilize any water passing through it, IF the flow rate is matched to the bulb size. Contact time is the key factor. As most beneficial bacteria are not free in the water column there is no effect on them The bacteria you want in the aquarium in in and on the rock and substrate and filtration system. It is not free floating in the water, or very little is. Bacteria coating sand is what keeps it from blowing around the tank in a continuos sandstorm.
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Old 02-28-2005, 10:05 PM   #13
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Have you checked your PO4 levels? PO4 can get into the system in other ways then the water. What are you feeding? How are you preparing the food for your tank?
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I just started using my UV sterilizer. It was suggested to me to try one being I have the same problem with HA. It's been a week now and I noticed the growth of the stuff has slowed down. Whether it's the UV sterlizer that's helping or not, that I don't know. But I am curious on one thing though... How long are you supposed to run the UV sterilizer a day? I have mine on a timer. It runs for about 8 hours a day. Is that too long? Too short?
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Old 03-10-2005, 02:53 AM   #15
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Just my 2 cents since I pulled my UV out..If your seeing a reduction at 8hrs on a timer, then I wouldn't dork with it. ; )

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