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Old 02-21-2009, 01:34 AM   #11
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I have heard that planted tanks with a UV sterilizer are bad. It can break down important trace elements in the water essential to plant growth.
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Thanks, dmoney87 & fort384, the favorite store guys recommended after hearing about my several casualties in my tank.
Also after learning that adding medication won't be good too. So UV seems logical to me.
Will monitor and feedback on any changes.
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Just had my UV lamp replaced, bulb blown.
While at my favorite aquarium store, consulted the guy there about duration UV needs to turn on. His immediate reply was off it as soon as the
water clear up. Well, after learning that my tank is not cloudy he
suggested to on when the needs arises. So there is no need to on it
24/7. I have it hook to my lighting timer, had the pump on automatically.
UV had another switch, so will on it whenever I need it.
Verdict: Still unsure.

UV rear left, rear right co2, added plant
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