Originally Posted by T1KARMANN
A inline uv
MUST be run 24/7 FACT
for one most have a change build indicator is you turn it on and off all the time how will you know when it's been used for 6 months
Two if its a inline and you run it with the uv
turned of you get a build up on the quartz sleeve
You guys who say you can turn it on and off have no idea what you are talking about
I can't use any cooper based meds for my rays so as stated it insurance
In this instance the UV
the OP is getting isn't an inline. So your comparing apples to oranges.
In line UV
's run the most efficiently when used 24/7 which is different than it having to be run 24/7.
It's easy to track how many days a portable or temporary UV
is being used. I'm old school and have a note book for each tank although I don't have any UV
's such as the one the Op is getting.
's get a build up even when run 24/7 and have to have maintenance to keep it running in optimal condition just as any piece of aquarium equipment.
This is a forum where everyone has the right to their own opinions so it's rather rude to tell people they don't know what they are talking about since that is just your opinion.
Copper med's along with a lot of other meds can't be used in planted tanks which many people on here run, including myself and don't feel the need to have a UV
as insurance. Again it's just an opinion as to what you feel the need to do which is fine.
This has gotten way off topic for the OP and in all seriousness really needs to be put to rest. We all have our own opinions on a lot of things and I've yet to meet anyone in this hobby that knows everything including myself.