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Old 03-24-2004, 07:08 AM   #1
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My Turbo Twist UV sterilizer is shot. Anyone have a recommendation for a good reliable UV sterilizer for a 55 gallon reef tank?

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Old 03-24-2004, 08:50 AM   #2
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I've been using the CSL Double Helix for the past 2 years without any problems but CSL went out of business. If your not too concerned about warranty, I'm sure some online places still have them in stock. I find that the bulbs can be generically replaced.
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I 2nd double helix, I run an 18W on my QT and it seems to help.
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When you say its shot what do you mean? You can get replacment bulbs for them or is teh ballast not working or do you have a puncture in the tubing or water chamber?
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Curent USA is coming out with a UV pretty quick! It will basically be the CSL unit under a new name. If your Cioralife unit is malfunctioning and within a tear old call ESU about it. they take care of people pretty good.
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I picked up an 18W CSL Double Helix. My Turbo twist was leaking into the bulb chamber and shorting out. Unfortunately, it was over a year old. I am not too impressed with the seals they used. The seals around the glass chamber were cracking and disintegrating!

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Wow, that was quick! Only 9 hrs after your post.
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Are ya'll running those on reef tanks?
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Wow, that was quick! Only 9 hrs after your post.
I didn't want to be without a UV sterilizer for more than a few days
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I didn't want to be without a UV sterilizer for more than a few days
Heh, I've never owned one...

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