Originally Posted by lyquidphyre
thanks! that was a really good article
I want a Uv
sterilizer becauase ive been fighting an algea bloom for a while now. Im about to move, and since the tank will be in a different place, with less sun, maybe the algea bloom problem will stop.... but if not I might invest in a UV
8W is going to be too low for your tank. Although it all depends on flow rate, with my UV
if I ever have an outbreak of ich or some other disease I would have to turn my filter down to 55 gph
for it to kill paracites. On my tank, thats turning over the water only once an hour, on yours it would be even worse. Go with a 16W or better. Jebo makes some cheap models that are said to work well, with their prices you could even get the 36W model. Only problem is the thing is huge. Anyway, hope that helped, UVs are great and I love mine!