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Old 06-25-2011, 10:10 PM   #1
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to UV or not to UV???

Looking for advice and opinions on UV sterilizers for my 75g FOWLR. Do they kill "all" algea? I want snails and such, but would i have to provide all their food?
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Looking for advice and opinions on UV sterilizers for my 75g FOWLR. Do they kill "all" algea? I want snails and such, but would i have to provide all their food?
UV sterilizers kill all free floating algae. You can feed your snails algae sheets or blanched veggies.
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have you used them? Would you recommend one? Or should i not bother? I want crystal clear water!
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Old 06-25-2011, 10:31 PM   #4
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Uv makes a big difference in algae growth. Water clarity has more to do with the quality and water changes on a regular basic. If the lighting is good you will not have any trouble feeding snails from just what grows on the glass.
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cool, thank you
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Old 06-25-2011, 10:37 PM   #6
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Oh yeah I do recommend them. I use a turbo twist on my 75gal. Reef . I did wait a week or 2 when first starting a tank to not hurt the bacteria.
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Old 06-25-2011, 11:06 PM   #8
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I wouldn't spend the money personally, but to each his own
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