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Old 05-31-2006, 09:45 PM   #11
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The coralife one is a HOB model. The pump has to be submerged but not the UV itself
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I also like the Turbo twist. It is a good UV. I personally think they are a valuable asset to any reef tank. I do think also that if you have a pod population it could be bad for them
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I have had a UV running for a couple of years, no ich and no algae. I always had doubt on whether it was doing anything. However, a few weeks ago, my tank started to show a lot of algae and I couldn't understand why. I then remember my UV tube has been running for about 10 months which I have forgotten to replace. After replacing it, the algae just disappeared. So it is definitely not a waste.
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Bought a 24w Jebo from eBay this week - less than 24 hours and I can already see a difference in water clarity. It was around $50. Came with insert attachments that worked great on my 1" flexible tube return line. Took 30 seconds to splice it into the return line and plug in.

Now I can see all the various solids floating around - food, sand, random bits of debris, and see that I need some better mechanical filtering. Before the water always had a white cloudy appearance. I can't wait to see what another 24 hours does to the clarity.

This model didn't come with instructions, so I'm running the flow as low as possible without heating the water, while I wait from word from the manufacturer.
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Lol, i feel u on the part "Now I can see all the various solids floating around - food, sand, random bits of debris". When my CSS125 started clearing up the water in my tank, i saw the same thing XD
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After two days now, my UV has really cleared things up - I started running a CSS125 about a month ago, and that helped a lot, but with the UV, the water is crystal clear, except, again, for all the junk floating in the water. I honestly don't think the water can get much clearer than it is now - I can see through the 48" tank from the end, all the way to the other side almost perfectly, where as before it was very foggy looking through that way.

I was getting some temperature increase, so I must have been running the flow rate a little low (my cheap Jebo doesn't have a manual, so I'm running it as slow as I can). I increased the flow a tad, and added a fan over the sump, which has got the temp under control.

Here's to hoping though that I never have another parasite problem! I did have a few problems with black ich spots on my Yellow tang, nothing in the last month though.
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