I have had some problems with ich in the past and was considering getting a UV
sterilizer for my tank. I have a SeaClear 75 with the system 2 filter system in the back. It is very quite and very clean with a submerged 350 gallon per hour pump in the rear sump compartment, so I was hoping to get a submersible UV
and run the filter pump through it right in the back of the tank rather than running a second pump outside the tank or getting the UV
sterilizers with he built in pumps that hang off the back.
Does anyone have experience or suggestions with UV
sterilizer arrangements like this? Product advice would be greatly appreciated even if you haven't dealt with this directly yourself, brands, wattage required? I was thinking about a 20 Watt filter like this one http://www.marineandreef.com/shoppro...izers_pond.htm
but I am very afraid of the $140 price tag especially when I don't even know what is important to look for in a product like this!
Also I was concerned that the UV
sterilization might harm beneficial bacteria, but have not been doing this long enough to know for sure?
My setup: 75 gallon SeaClear with sponge filter followed by wet/dry bio balls followed by charcoal (proposed to be followed next by UV
sterilizer). 4 discus, 2 German Blue Rams, 1 Roseline shark, 1 albino plecostamus, 2 yoyo loaches, 2 clown loaches (I know it may sound a bit crowded, but many of the fish are still young and small right now. I have another 55 gallon tank to start up when they get larger). No plants anymore, as I had too hard a time keeping algae off of them. My tank has been running for about 9 months now.