This is not another thread debating the need for a UV
in a reef tank, more on how much exposure is needed to do the trick without killing all life from the water.
I am currently planning and upgrading my tank to a 125G + sump. And am looking at the Aqua UV
25 Watt series. I am thinking of plumbing this UV
straight into the drain from my DT to sump. If so it would have about 1000GPH running though it. This sort exposure time is recommended by the company for a reef tank to ensure that natural planktonic foods are not destroyed.
So here is my question! At a rate this fast, will the UV
actually achieve anything? My main reason for wanting to run the UV
is to clarify the water of free floating algae particles etc, but will this even manage that?
Here is a link to the specs from the manufacturer including a chart on flow rates.