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Old 08-15-2003, 02:07 PM   #11
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I was just curious as I have never used or seen one used in marine aquariums so I like to take note to people's experiences for what they added it for and if it was successful. Make sure to reply with yours!

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Old 08-15-2003, 11:28 PM   #12
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It was suggested that the cloudy eye that is affecting my hippo tang and coral beauty is most likely a result of parasites which the UV would take care of. I hope that advice is correct.
Cloudy eye more often than not is caused from bacterial problems and/or high DOC water. In which a UV will have no affect on. A few small 10% water changes several times over the next few weeks will have much better results.

UV's can however aid in parasitic problems, reduce instances of nuisance algaes as well as the drawback (IMO) of reducing planktonic populations. It should never be considered a cure for anything. Only an aid for an already proven cure in regards to fish ailments.

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Old 08-16-2003, 08:24 PM   #13
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Wouldn't a good protein skimmer be an advisable method of attack in addition to the water changes for high DOC in the water?

Is there any way to test for DOC other than just general cloudiness in the water at the really extreme points?

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