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Old 01-13-2012, 12:52 AM   #1
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UV Inline vs Hangon

So I want to get a UV filter and im wondering if anyone out there got an inline UV filter and regret not getting a hang on.
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So I want to get a UV filter and im wondering if anyone out there got an inline UV filter and regret not getting a hang on.
The problem with inline is the water moves too fast through the uv light it has little effect but my submersible has an internal pump with a spiral chamber that wraps around the uv bulb for maximum exposure and I find it very effective for certain applications such as green water what do you need it for?
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The problem with inline is the water moves too fast through the uv light it has little effect but my submersible has an internal pump with a spiral chamber that wraps around the uv bulb for maximum exposure and I find it very effective for certain applications such as green water what do you need it for?
Im looking to reduce algae and the chance for parasites I was played by a nasty parasite and o know this isn't the cure but I have some amazon gift cards and o already have everything else for the tank. Well I plan to do plants so at some point I need co2.

Can't the inline be adjusted so the water moved slower. Well you can adjust the canister. I have a 205 for a 55 gallon. Its just used for bacteria filtration.
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Im looking to reduce algae and the chance for parasites I was played by a nasty parasite and o know this isn't the cure but I have some amazon gift cards and o already have everything else for the tank. Well I plan to do plants so at some point I need co2.

Can't the inline be adjusted so the water moved slower. Well you can adjust the canister. I have a 205 for a 55 gallon. Its just used for bacteria filtration.
It can but then you lose your gph but it's your choice
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It can but then you lose your gph but it's your choice
True. Which one do you have? Do you like it? What size ia your tank?
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I have a Grech 13 watt and I love it for my 80 gallon
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UV filters definitely do help reducing the algae. I installed one and helped within weeks
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