Originally Posted by needmorecowbell
With a sterilizer it takes the algae out of the water column, not the surfaces. It is for cloudiness.
You are right, but a uv
sterilizer is dependent on the water flow through it to determine what it will do best. If your water flow through the uv
sterilizer is low (about 50-80 gph
) your sterilizer will kill pathogens best, if your water flow through the uv
sterilizer is medium (about 120gph) your sterilizer is going to keep algae out of your water column best. If your water flow through the uv
sterilizer is high (about 200 gph
) your sterilizer will kill bacteria best.
figures above are from my uv
sterilizer. It is a CoralLife Turbo Twist 3X.