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View Poll Results: Did your UV sterilizer help to control bacteria and parasites in your tank?
yes, made a huge difference 6 50.00%
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Old 09-13-2005, 09:14 PM   #1
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How do you all like your UV sterilizers?

Hi all,
I am having some issues with my tank and was reading up on UV sterilizers and was thinking of getting on but I thought that I would ask you all your opinion first. Also feel free to give your problem and what it did for your tank.

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Old 09-14-2005, 11:08 AM   #2
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I'm wondering the same thing! Just thinking of adding one myself.
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Old 09-14-2005, 11:36 AM   #3
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Love it, wouldnt get rid of it for the world. Keep in mind i only have a FOWLR tank but it has given me that peace of mind. Not to mention the clarity of the tank has been amazing.

Well worth it, IMO

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Old 09-15-2005, 02:17 AM   #4
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I had a HUGE Ich outbreak that took all but 2 fish. After adding the UV Ster, I can now add fish without their demise. I no longer see any signs of Ich on any of my fish.
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Old 09-15-2005, 09:42 AM   #5
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I sold mine, it was doing nothing except killing my pods.
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Old 09-15-2005, 10:59 AM   #6
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A UV sterilizer is not a guarantee that you can successfully add fish without quarantining them. Vip...your best bet would be to setup a QT tank and you will take a much larger step towards protecting your investments.
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Old 09-15-2005, 12:42 PM   #7
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I am not looking to add fish without a proper QT. I am looking for something that will keep any bacteria or parasitic outbreaks to a minimun in the future.
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Old 09-15-2005, 04:04 PM   #8
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I have never had a bacteria or parasitic outbreak in my tank. This is because I QT my fish and only feed proper foods.

If you add a bit of garlic to your fish food it will keep the fish clear of ick, btw.
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Old 09-15-2005, 11:04 PM   #9
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I have used two different styles from two different companies. I could never tell any difference in the tank if they were on or off.
One of them I thought was on, was actually off for quite awhile. It had leaked internally through the plastic hose, cracked and shorted the UV lamp, and was totally rusted apart inside.
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I like mine also because it controls algea spores. I personally think it controls free floating parasites but that is IMO
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