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Old 11-04-2006, 10:53 PM   #1
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UV -> over-rated or indispensable?

Currently I'm not using any UV sterilization. Would I be well served by impleting some?

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Old 11-05-2006, 09:48 AM   #2
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I have never personally used a UV unit. In terms of priority, I would list it pretty low. They do offer some benefits, but there are other important equipment purchases (like a skimmer and RO/DI unit) that I would put well ahead of UV.

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I agree with Lando, they do have some benefits. If you are looking to save some money, go with the befroe mentioned items, add a UV later, if you like.
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I put the importance of the UV pretty high. I personally believe every one should have one IMO. But I do agree that the pieces of equipement mentioned by Brian and Scott are more important and should be gotten first. The UV`s importance is based on their ability to get rid of parasites and algea spores that are drawn up in the lighted chamber
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after 4 1\2years of keeping fw.... been doing sw for about 6 months and only just got a UV about 3 weeks ago. Not essential, but worth every cent.
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