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Old 05-21-2011, 02:01 PM   #1
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UV sterlizer advice


considering the purchase of a UV Sterilizer...need some advice.

Any recommendations on type/brand of UV sterlizer?
-I am leaning towards one that does NOT require a pump to circulate water...

Does the UV sterlizer need to run continously? Would it extend the life of the bulb by hooking it up to a timer vs. running 24/7? would shutting it off greatly affect its effectiveness?

I am planning on placing it in a 125 gallon medium light planted tank. Also not sure what watt bulb to get? I have seen everything from a 9w to 34w....

appreciate any advice...
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