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Old 10-25-2006, 06:55 AM   #1
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what is the benefit of a UV sterilizer exactly? does it only make the water clearer, or is there more benefits? also, if i did order a sterilizer, what else would i need to hook it up to my tank? would i need some tubing and a pump or something?
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Yep. Tube in and tube out. The specs on any choice I believe will give you the size hose needed. Need a pump too. The unit should also give you info on gph needs. It's gonna be a slower rate.
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what about how powerful the sterilizer has to be? what's the difference between a 3w and a 5w?
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http://www.marinedepot.com/aquarium_...ex.asp?CartId=

Wanna do some window "E" shopping? 8)
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I believe that will kill a lot of algae and pods and other stuff.
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Uv lights are the debate of the ages. There are many that use them including myself. They are good for killing algea spores and parasites that get caught up in the light chamber. I love mine and use the turbo twist which gives more kill ratio. I believe they are a beneficial tool for your tank.
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so i can get a powerhead, put the powerhead in the water, run a tube from the powerhead inside the tank to the sterilizer outside the tank, and then run a different tube from the outlet of the sterilizer back into the tank? do i just let the return tubing just hang in the tank, or get some suction cups to hold it in place or something?
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If you get a HOB type you wont need the line that goes back into the tank. It will just flow like a waterfall back into the tank.
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http://www.marinedepot.com/md_viewIt...product=JB4111

This one is submersible. No HOB, just drop it in the tank it looks like.
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Have you used that one Ray. I just wanted to know how it works.
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