Glad it worked out for and your tank is perfect or better then perfect!!
But I wouldn't pull the trigger and make a statement like telling everyone that's thinking about it to go out and second 100 or even 100+ on a UV
for there freshwater tank because of cloudy water.
Cloudy water could be cause by many things. Over feeding, overstocked, not big enough water changes, waiting to long between water changes, bacterial bloom and so on and so on.
I've toyed with the idea if a UV
but after some research have opted not to spend $189.00 (that's the one I would buy) at least not buy it at this time...
's are good for green water or certain algae problems BUT then again nothing can replace a good water change, good cleaning routine and testing your parameters.
I think the list goes on and on. I too have friends that use them and I have friends that doesn't. My water is just as clear as my friends who are running 100+ dollar UV
Just to add... I wouldn't really say a UV
is the solution for everyone's tank issues(the ones that are having them)
It's a pretty blanket statement to make, for beginners who read this may be swayed into buying a piece of equipment that may not be needed.
If this comes off harsh my apologies no disrespect intended. Just speaking my mind...