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Old 05-14-2005, 10:30 PM   #1
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Canister Filter I would like to see Fluval Make...

Wouldn't it be great if a canister filter maker could build a model with a built in UV and built in heater all in the same canister? I think there would be a real market for it among serious aquarists. It could also have a digital readout that displays filter media life left, UV hours left, and water temp.

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Old 05-14-2005, 10:36 PM   #2
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sounds great..
I can see a problem with it.. UV is works better with slower water flows than a canister needs.. unless the bulb was oversized for the tank.. this would make it expensive..
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sounds great..
I can see a problem with it.. UV is works better with slower water flows than a canister needs.. unless the bulb was oversized for the tank.. this would make it expensive..
Thats not a problem, you just have to match the UV to the gph of the canister, just like you would have to do if you bought them separatly. Also, If the UV was inside the canister, it would greatly increase the dwell time.
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I was thinking of killing parasites with the uv.. if your just wanting control algae then I guess it wouldnt make much difference.
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Even killing parasites its just all a matter of dwell time and wattage. The dwell time with this design would be high, so the wattage could be relatively low (at least lower than with an external UV). Plus, you could always lower the gph to really max out the dwell time for a parasite problem anyway.
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Goto www.petsolutions.com and check out the Ocean Clear canister filters.
They have one with a built in uv and it works great. It's what I run on my 180 gallon oscar tank.

Also check out the Lifeguard systems they have built in heater and uv modules.
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Old 05-15-2005, 03:58 PM   #7
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now he says something about it I think Ocean Clear makes canisters that do one or the other and you can hook them up in series.. the things are built like tanks at that.. you would just need to have a external pump for them though...
Im guessing Im just not able to see this dwell time you speaking of.. you must be right or Ocean Clear wouldnt be doing it...
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the canister i got has a heater that heats the water as t goes through the filter
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Can someone post a link to one with a UV and a heater? Thanks.
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I dont think there is a uv and heater in a single unit.. sorry.. if you like I could give you links to units that work together...
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