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Old 12-12-2008, 01:32 PM   #11
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If you are planning on moving towards a full reef most people recommend that you don't use a UV light in the system. I've forgotten the reason why, maybe some of the others will chime in with why that is. You may be able to save your self a couple plugs by ditching the canister (put the rubble in the sump) and the UV filter.

I don't know how much power either of those really uses that you would be able to put towards lights. But just thought i would throw that out there as something that may possibly help your situation.
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Until yesterday I`ve had a UV on my reef for ten yrs now. It broke and was shooting water everywhere. I had to remove it. I thought it was beneficial but the debate still rages on their practicality. IMO they good for killing algea spores and parasites that go through the lighted chamber.
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Until yesterday I`ve had a UV on my reef for ten yrs now. It broke and was shooting water everywhere. I had to remove it. I thought it was beneficial but the debate still rages on their practicality. IMO they good for killing algea spores and parasites that go through the lighted chamber.
Yeah, i could be completely wrong. It just something i've heard around. I would do a little research on it.
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Dont worry about it Pat. I believe of all the issues out there on SW reefs, UV`s is the most debatable. You probably did see it somewhere. I was just speaking on my experience.
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I'll run my UV and canister while the lights are off... I think I can support HO or PC lighting now... please see this related post: HO or PC lighting?

I guess the outcome of that post will allow this question about soft corals to progress.
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