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Old 12-04-2005, 06:34 PM   #1
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I was just wondering what they do, and if they are a good investment. If they are a good investment, which is a good one for a 55 gallon reef? Thanks!
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They kill free swimming parasite that get drawn into it and they also kill algea spores. I have the twister which circles around the light allowing more kill ratio.
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So do you think I should get one? Or is it not needed.
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IMO no tank should be without one. I`m not saying that I have not had ick or algea solely because of my UV but I know it has helped
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Ok then. I will buy one shortly. Which one would you suggest, and what size for my 55 gallon.
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Twister. The water trist around the light allowing more kill ratio.
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Oh, I see. So there isnt a better one? What voltage or whatever should I get.
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They are good uints but not needed. I have never run one on my fowlr and have not had one on my reef in over a year. Some say that they can hurt a reef tank by killing off benificial critters and plankton ect.
I would spend money into setting the tank up and then getting a UV after you got everything else you need. Don't skimp on a skimmer, put the money from a UV into a better skimmmer or lighting.
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I am. I am getting a 230$ Skimmer. I was looking at this one. Is it good.

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I think that one is good. UV are a much talked about in the saltwater industry. Some say yes and some say no,but I`ll just go with my experience of never having a algea problem and no bouts with ick since I installed UV eight years ago
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