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Old 04-15-2014, 07:42 PM   #1
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UV filter in brand new tank

Just cycled a new tank, actually speed up the cycle using additives, it's only had water in it for about 2 weeks. How soon can I turn on the UV filter? I obviously want to wait until the Bio is solid, I'm not even going to clean the glass for a month or so. But not sure of when to turn on the UV filter. A month? six months? When I feel I need to? Obviously in a new tank I won't "need" it for a while, I just don't want to turn it on too early.
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I would wait a month, after that point your bacterial colonies should be well established and unaffected by the UV
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Old 04-16-2014, 12:38 PM   #3
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Ya that's about what I was thinking, thanks. On another note the new tank looks sweet. Click image for larger version

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Nice, like the color

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