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Old 10-30-2007, 08:42 PM   #1
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UV Sterilizer

I'm thinking of adding a small UV Sterilizer to my 10G nano, to hopefully eliminate, or significantly reduce the risk of, parasites/ich etc. I had a bad ich outbreak in my previous 55G 2 years ago and it nearly put me off the hobby, so I'd like to do it right this time, for piece of mind if nothing else.

What I'd like to know is, will it really make any difference to my nano?
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It will only kill free floating stuff. Ich likes to drop off and lay in the sand, until it hatches and looks for a host. So there is no way a UV will kill all of the ich, they would all have to swim through the UV in order to kill them all.
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A UV is also a non-discriminate killer of bacteria. It will kill good stuff too (if it is set up properly).
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good stuff like pods and small beneficial creatures that go through the chamber. Saying that, That is a chance I`m willing to take because IMO the UV is instrumental in getting rid of parasites and algea spores.
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