Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
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 08-20-2003, 01:51 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Dallas
Posts: 19
Filteration Order?

If I wanted to do it perfectly...

Water would travel from the overflow box through a prefilter then skimmer, bioballs, then finally through a uv steralizer and return from the steralizer into the tank?

Is that the best way?

Should I put the steralizer on the return pump or will it be too powerful and diminish the kill rate? or where should I place the intake and output of the steralizer?

I wanted to use a powerful pump to branch off to 2 or three and run the returns on the top of the water.
__________________

__________________
CP_ThunderGod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2003, 03:01 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Dallas, TX, USA
Posts: 507
Send a message via ICQ to Gauge Send a message via Yahoo to Gauge
The sterilizer should definitely not be put on the intake or return of the filter. You should have a separate pump on the sterilizer, preferable on the lower end of the recommended gph for your particular sterilizer.
__________________

__________________
- Gauge

92-gallon corner tank, 100lbs of LR, 140lbs of sand, 250watt 10,000K MH, 110watts of actinic PCs, Mag 7 return, custom refugium, AquaC EV180 w/ Mag 5

Female lyretail anthias, eyelash blenny, tomato clown, saddleback clown, firefish goby, 2 sand-sifting stars
Gauge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2003, 07:03 AM   #3
AA Team Emeritus
 
reefrunner69's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Cedar Key, FL
Posts: 1,663
Quote:
Water would travel from the overflow box through a prefilter then skimmer, bioballs, then finally through a uv steralizer and return from the steralizer into the tank?

Is that the best way?
Yep

I also agree with Guage, unless the UV sterilizer is huge, it will not have a very efficient kill rate with that much water going through it.
__________________
Kevin

Visit Nature Coast Photography
reefrunner69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
filter

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
Filteration Jwhitt Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 2 02-08-2009 06:32 PM
filteration for 55g ryan Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 15 01-05-2007 08:34 AM
filteration ryan Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 6 04-30-2006 08:10 AM
Filteration InxayonFinland General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 10 01-18-2006 12:44 PM
Asking for help on mechanical filteration lslover0127 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 3 03-29-2004 09:31 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:50 AM.


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