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Old 07-15-2004, 06:10 PM   #1
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UV Sterilizers question

We are thinking of purchasing one of these puppies and would like some feedback on this particular product.

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Its a Coralife 9 watt turbo twist UV sterilizer for aquariums up to 75 gallons. They also have Coralife 18 watt turbo twist UV sterilizer for aquariums up to 125 gallons.

Is the Coralife 9 watt TTUV good enough for my 65 gallon tank?
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never used one myself but coralife is a quality brand in their lights
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I've never used one either but from what I've read you would be better going for the 18 for that size tank.
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One thing to keep in mind... UV's are rated for GPH as well as tank size. If you plan to put the UV in line with a pump make sure you're not pushing more that the UV's rated maximum GPH or you're effective kill rate won't make having a UV worth it.
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I don't mean to be a pain, but why? What are the advantages and disadvantages of a uv unit?
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