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Old 12-11-2012, 06:50 PM   #11
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Thats the biggest bunch of bull i've ever heard. UV will only destroy what passes through it its highly unlikely that thousands of ich would be killed before killing the fish. There is no substitute for qting the fish.
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:52 PM   #12
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They're just trying to get the sale on the UV sterilizer unfortunately, or are just uneducated about what they should be experts in...
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:28 PM   #13
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After doing some research on UV and listening to the opinions of some members I did decide to purchase a UV sterilizer. I think it will be beneficial for several reasons. However, I did not buy it from the store that gave me that advise. It was $100 cheaper online.
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:17 PM   #14
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I wasn't saying NOT to get a UV sterilizer, however there are many debates about them. I was just saying that the advice from the LFS was untrue regarding killing the ich.
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:45 PM   #15
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Oh, I'm sorry. I didn't mean any offense. I really appreciate all the advise from everyone. I just figured it couldn't hurt to add one.
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:52 PM   #16
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Oh, I'm sorry. I didn't mean any offense. I really appreciate all the advise from everyone. I just figured it couldn't hurt to add one.
No offense taken I just didn't want you thinking I was against UV sterilizers... Just what you were told. It happens all too often people get bad advice from stores, which is what drives this forum lol
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Hey Jack you need to make sure that all the water flows through the uv before it goes back to the tank for it to be effective
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:59 PM   #18
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QT all fish you purchase for at least 3 weeks and you'll never have this problem again.
Should I treat the QT tank with anything when quarantining a new fish or just watch for signs of any infection for 3 weeks?
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Should I treat the QT tank with anything when quarantining a new fish or just watch for signs of any infection for 3 weeks?
Don't add any meds unless needed. Just keep a watchful eye
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Hey Jack you need to make sure that all the water flows through the uv before it goes back to the tank for it to be effective
I'm a little confused about what you mean? I don't have a sump so I got a little Rio submersible pump to put in the tank. It feeds directly into the UV and the return from the UV empties right back into the tank. It does about 100gph max.
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