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Old 06-11-2012, 09:51 PM   #1
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Is a UV sterilizer worth the money?

I have a 75 gallon with a 20 gallon sump/refugium and I am wondering, is a UV sterilizer worth the money?
I definitely do not want my fish dying, so if it is worth it, how many watts would be best for my size of a tank and sump?
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Old 06-11-2012, 11:53 PM   #2
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I bought one when I had a bacteria outbreak. It cleared it in two days and I was sold. Water has been Crystal clear ever since.
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Old 06-12-2012, 12:02 AM   #3
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I think its only needed for diseased tanks. For healthy tanks, its not needed IMO.
If you want one, then go by the manufacturer's recommendation for your total volume.
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Okay, an I kinda wanna buy one when I have the money and when I can find a good deal on Craigslist rather than when I have an outbreak and need one but can't find or don't have money, would the UV light hurt my chaeto?
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