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Old 08-16-2007, 04:48 PM   #1
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Best UV Sterilizer

I am currently thinking about upgrading my tank. I was wondering what would be the best UV sterilizer to buy for a 55 gal.
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Old 08-16-2007, 11:49 PM   #2
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What would be the purpose of you buying a uv?
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Old 08-17-2007, 12:09 AM   #3
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My first set of fishes died of ick except my flame angel fish. I believe you are suppose to leave the display tank fishless for a month or so but I didnt. My flame angle was there and I added a clownfish a few weeks later. I never had ick again so for some reason, the ick was dieing from something. I do beleive that the UV did it. Who knows.

I have a 9w turbo twist for my 72 Gal tank.
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Old 08-17-2007, 12:15 AM   #4
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Are you sure it died and not just dormant? UV's can retard population growth, but not decimate it.
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Don't really know. but ive got 9 fishy fishy in it and none have ick. We'll just have to wait and see. :p
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I catch all my own fish and swear by my uv sterilizer, I had some ich show up so I bought one and no fish got worse and within a week no more signs and none since for the last few months.
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My reason is to kill bacteria and anythig free floating that is dangerous to my fish.
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You would also be killing any good bacteria you would want in the tank. My point is that with proper quarantine and husbandry you shouldn't have much disease (unless nutritional) or environmental issues.
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You would also be killing any good bacteria you would want in the tank. My point is that with proper quarantine and husbandry you shouldn't have much disease (unless nutritional) or environmental issues.
My problem is that I dont have space for a quarantine.
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I do have a UV (coralife turbo twist) and believe that they are beneficial as far as destroying parasites and algea spores. But they only get rid of what flows through the lighted chamber.
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