sterilizer is a wonderful piece of equipment. My 75 gal SW
tank has velvet outbreak two weeks ago, and all of the fish in the tank got infected. Fortunately, the Coarlife Turbo Twister UV
sterilizer i ordered from Drsfosterandsmith.com came just the day before. I hooked the UV
up to one of the MJ 1200 PH
let it ran overnite. The next morning, the fish were all well and healthy again. I would probably have to do 2 things if i didn't have the UV
. I would (a) medicate the main tank, and this would mess up everything else in the tank. (b) take the fish to the QT
tank, and this would be a pain in the a$$ trying to catch each one of them out.
Some people say UV
sterilizer is not good because it kills all the (phytoplanktons), a source of food for filter feeders such as clam. So i guess, this is the cons....
Some cheap UV
such as Jebo brand do come with a PH
. I recommend you get Coralife Turbo Twister 3X 9W for your 55 gal
. You could hook it up to a PH
or to an outlet from the canister filter.