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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-12-2014, 10:14 PM Thread Starter
 
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I have a 29g FOWLR currently, right now I have about 30 lbs of LR. For equipment I have a penguin 350, an Oceanic Biocube skimmer, and a 350gph power head. Today I was lucky enough to get a UV sterilizer for very very cheap! It was a "well that's too good a deal" any ways what I'm wondering, I'm running out of room on the back of my tank. I also have an AC20 that I can use. If I load it up with mech filtration is that going to work out with the rest of my gear? Or should I just keep it the way I have it and use the sterilizer on a different tank?

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Re: 29g help

Almost all info on UV in marine aquaria basically says it is a "safety measure" with no real visable difference.
No specific reaction or issue will be solved with its addition.
Along with lack of compelling uses ,when installed in marine the maintenance is increased considerably as the minerals,and crap(TDS,saltautolinker.com autolinking image ,calcium....) will build up on the glass of the steriliser reducing it effectiveness quickly and considerably.
I would find a better use(tank) for it.



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Re: 29g help

Most of what I've read and researched says that the only thing they are good for is green water. I just installed one on a pond me and my dad built and it really did ckear up the green water fast. My understanding is that in order to be effective against bacteria and such the flow rate would have to be slow enough to expose the water for a long enough period of time, but at that slow of a flow rate all the water can't be treated in enough time to prevent what you are trying to correct. Hope that makes sense. I could be completely wrong I guess.
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Ya that's what I've been finding out is there's no reason to use it on my marine tank. I got an amazing price on it though so I guess I'll leave my tank set up as is for now. Thanks!

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