Well, I kinda wanted to post this in case anyone was considering purchasing a UV
sterilizer. I have a 55gal tank with 20 gal
sump. I got a turbo twist 9W with a Rio 1 pump (90gph pump, but at 1 foot of head is 54gph).
According to the turbo twist instructions, the flow has to be 55gph or less to be effective against parasites....
Well, it's been a several weeks, and wow, is my tank clearer than it has ever been! I guess I had way more free floating algae in my tank than I had thought, because it has made a huge difference there.....and in my opinion, it's been worth the money just for this alone.
My tang still has ich, however, and it's hard to tell if it's getting better or worse. (Please, no lectures, I've done everything right with him)
So I'm curious now if I should try an 18W unit? I am scared of high temps, though cuz the 9W has raised my temp 2 degrees (82.5)
What should I do? Thoughts?