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Old 09-21-2002, 03:21 PM   #1
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UVS Cleaning Advise, Please

Hi All,

Recently I leant my UVS to a good friend battling ICH in his tank. He has returned the sterilizer to me, and I would appreciate suggestions about sterilizing the sterilizer, powerhead and tubing before storing. The apparatis is a hang-on unit, powerhead in the tank pumping to the UVS.

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Use a 5g bucket, fill it with water, F/W is fine, make a 1:10 solution of bleach water in the bucket. Put the pump in the bucket, run it until the UV is full and begins to exit the return line, turn off the pump, use "something (pvc slipcap maybe) to plug the return line. Allow the UV to sit for 30 min. (with the pump in the bucket). Then empty the bucket and the UV, you can allow to air dry, or simply rinse with F/W. There "should" be nothing to soak up the bleach, but it will dissipate within 24 hours anyway. If you need it for immediate use, simply rinse for a few minutes with F/W.
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