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Old 03-21-2007, 08:23 AM   #1
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what kind of uv sterilizer is best?

i am ordering a UV sterlizer here soon, and i was just curious if anybody had any suggestions on what i should look for. i have a price limit of about $120 give or take a little, but i don't know what kind to look for. any suggestions are appreciated.
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Have you looked at the turbo twist? http://www.marinedepot.com/aquarium_...st.asp?CartId=

I don't use a UV on my tank but all that i have read and from what I have heard from those that have it they are very happy with this UV sterilizer.

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I use the turbo twist and am happy with it. Once every six months when I replace the bulb, I clean the clear housing part (it gets lime or scale on it or something). Also, don't forget to factor in the cost of the pump going to it. HTH
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I use the turbo twist also. It is a great UV.
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Old 03-21-2007, 07:03 PM   #5
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From experience and talking to some people i would say that the Current Gamma is a better UV than the turbo twist. And it defianitely has a tougher construction. IMO an all around better product. Is it for your 40g tank? I would get the 15W. It's like 100$ on Marinedepot.com. Thats where i got my 25W and its great.
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actually, it's for a freshwater tank at work, but it's 40 gallons also, i was debating between those two UV sterilizers anyways, but i think i'm going to go with the gamma. what kind of pump do i need to get with it?
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The gamma has a strong PVC construction i think its the best choice. I wouldn't put more than 100-150 gph through it so any pump rated for that flow. I only put about 200gph through my 25W so 100-150gph should be a good flow for u. Remember the more time the water is in the UV the more effective it is. A small mag drive will get the job done fine, just check the gph on it.
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Since you have a FW are u going to be getting the 8W??
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