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Old 09-26-2004, 01:53 PM   #1
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UV Sterilizers with Algae

Will UV sterilizers help kill off future algae outbreaks? I know it can't help with algae already in tank but I figure if the algae particles move through the sterilizer before they cling to wherever they go it would kill them off.
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Old 09-26-2004, 01:55 PM   #2
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Only free floating algae... Will not help with hair type algae that Im aware of.
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As long as the flow rate was correct thru the UV unit it would kill/steralize algae spores that are exposed to the light. I wouldnt say a tank that had an algae problem to start with would cure itself of additional algae outbreaks by having one though.
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What are the best algae eating verts? I only have a hermit and two turbo snails. Should I get more of these or any other verts?
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what size tank? i love turbo snails there winderful. Some crabs are ok, but many eat small fish and snails, sally light foots are suppose to be good but ive never had one.
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i would do at least 7 turbos, i have 3 in a 36 gallon they seem to do the job
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what kind of algae are we talking about... And what kind of water are you using...
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