Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 05-31-2007, 08:38 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: houston,texas
Posts: 238
uv sterlizers

Do uv sterlizers also kill your pods and micro fauna? I know they kill parasites like ick. The reason I ask is because I used to see alot of these little buggers at night but now that I have a uv I am not seeing as many
__________________

__________________
tmkx3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2007, 09:33 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 236
They do kill good stuff also (ie; pods) that's why most people don't use them.

Some people feel the extra clear water and no bad stuff is worth it though
__________________

__________________
GuOD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2007, 10:01 AM   #3
AA Team Emeritus
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: VA
Posts: 3,391
Send a message via Yahoo to tecwzrd
In most setups it's not an issue since the pods cultivate lower in the tank within the lr and sand and the UV is typically taking water from the surface. If pods enter the UV they won't make it though.

Do you still have your green mandarin?

IME pods decrease/increase in cycles and some months it seems like they are EVERYWHERE and others I have to go looking for them at night. If you still have the mandarin then you will need to make sure you still have pods unless it's one of the few that takes frozen.
__________________
-Micah-

If you haven't figured it out yet I like to BOLD links :P

Vote for AA at Aqua Rank
tecwzrd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2007, 10:24 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
macman7010's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: MD
Posts: 833
I did an article on this for fishchannel.com (FAMA, Aquarium Fish Magazine's, etc's website). Here is the URL http://www.fishchannel.com/fish-excl...terilizer.aspx
__________________
Want a great read check out my debut novel Neptune's Garden: www.neptunesgardenbook.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7vYW3b-rJA
macman7010 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2007, 12:36 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: houston,texas
Posts: 238
Thanks, great link!!!!!! Yes, I still have my mandrin. He is very active and picking at the rocks. I assume he is eating pods. I am in the process of setting up a hob fuge. How do I cultivate my pods in there? What is cheato and where do you get it?
__________________
tmkx3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2007, 01:04 PM   #6
AA Team Emeritus
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: VA
Posts: 3,391
Send a message via Yahoo to tecwzrd
As long as they have a place to hide/breed (lr rubble/cheato) and you provide a food source (phytoplankton) they will thrive. www.advancedaquarist.com has a great article on it.

Cheato is Chaetomorpha Algae and Liveaquaria sells it if you don't know anyone locally that can give you some.
__________________

__________________
-Micah-

If you haven't figured it out yet I like to BOLD links :P

Vote for AA at Aqua Rank
tecwzrd is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
UV Sterlizers? tuwhada Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 7 05-26-2004 05:26 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:05 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.