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Old 03-19-2004, 09:10 PM   #1
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Turbo Twist 3x Uv Sterilizer

My uv has just ben turned on last night and I have a question. Will it start working in a day or so or will it take like a week to start, and also my canister puts out 350gph and the turbo twist can handle 100-200, what shall I do? Will it take out my stupid diatoms also? Thanks
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This sterilizer is not going to do any good if you connect it to the output or intake of your canister filter. If your range is 100-200, I would recommend putting a Mini-Jet 404 on it, which I believe is a 100gph pump. Always aim for the bottom of the range or you'll just give them a tan.

And to answer your question, yes it will kill diatoms. UV light is the universal killer. In the proper dosage it will kill anything known to man, if I'm not mistaken. It kind of makes you wonder why people go out to kill their skin on purpose at times.
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it says for my canister it has a flow rate of 187 with the filter media, will that work, and will it take a week break in time?
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Old 03-20-2004, 11:34 PM   #4
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Well, if I were trying to maximize the usefulness of the sterilizer, I'd use a separate pump for it. However, in reality, if I were you and wanted to minimize unsightly tubing and effort on my part, I'd probably just install it inline with the canister filter. I'd say the former is "better," but not necessarily worth the effort. Depends on how lazy you are, I guess.
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