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Old 12-21-2004, 10:16 PM   #1
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Need advice on UV Sterilizer

I am in the market for a UV sterilizer for my system, but was overwhelmed with all the choices I found online and the different claims they make. I just want something simple I can splice into the output tube of my Fluval 404. Some of them talk like I will need to roll to the hardware store and buy pipes, blowtorch, kitchen sink, etc!
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Old 12-22-2004, 06:40 PM   #2
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http://www.bigalsonline.com/catalog/...929&pcid1=3247

I bought one for my 75 gal FW, I decided on the Coralife Turbotwist.
A powerhead and some tubing is all you need or you can install inline with your filter, mine is hooked up to a powerhead and does double duty with its outflow powering my spraybars which help drive the bio-wheels I modified my AC500's with.
I'm going to get another UV sterilizer to split between my Betta tanks and quarantine tank.
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I agree the coralife turbo twist is a great unit that also has a good warranty from a good manufacturer!
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Old 12-22-2004, 11:41 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies and advice. Does it hurt to get an even bigger unit?
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I mean, it won't hurt anything, will it?
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I mean, it won't hurt anything, will it?
Nope, UV sterilizers are like filtration IMO, you can't over do it.
The only thing that it'll hurt are free-floating nasties, I've heard some folks turn them off while medicating or re-starting a cycle after meds, other than that operate it continuously and say bye bye to those nasty unwanted micro-organisms.
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I never heard of anyone using a UV sterilizer for freshwater ... does it really help all that much?
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