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Old 10-12-2012, 09:00 PM   #1
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UV and Probiotic Bacteria

Maybe this is a noob question, but is it pointless to add some kind of probiotic bacteria (e.g. Tropical Marine Max) if I'm running UV, i.e., will the UV just end up killing/damaging the probiotic bacteria along with the 'bad' bacteria? Don't know if it matters, but I'm running a 125g FOWLR with a Coralife Turbo Twist 6X UV Sterilizer.
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Maybe this is a noob question, but is it pointless to add some kind of probiotic bacteria (e.g. Tropical Marine Max) if I'm running UV, i.e., will the UV just end up killing/damaging the probiotic bacteria along with the 'bad' bacteria? Don't know if it matters, but I'm running a 125g FOWLR with a Coralife Turbo Twist 6X UV Sterilizer.
Uv will kill anything that passes thru in the water column provided it goes thru at appropriate rate
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So there's probably no point in doing both, and I'd assume running UV would be better?
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So there's probably no point in doing both, and I'd assume running UV would be better?
I like the uv it kills algae spores and deseases parasites and such it doesnt harm beneficial bacteria because bb lives on the rock not in the water column i
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