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    help

    could someone please tell me physically how UV sterilizers hook into an aquarium system? pictures are very very very much welcomed!!!
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    What do you think of this unit? Any good?

    http://www.aquariumproducts.com.au/prod1091.htm

    I am thinking of this for my AR980.

    Does anyone have any experience with this type of UV?

    Cheers

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    Re: What do you think of this unit? Any good?

    Quote Originally Posted by mystic_beth
    http://www.aquariumproducts.com.au/prod1091.htm

    I am thinking of this for my AR980.

    Does anyone have any experience with this type of UV?

    Cheers

    Yeah they block up really quick ... run a eheim 2217 Cannister with a 36w pondmaster UV on it AS WELL as your AR980 filter.
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    Just a quick addition to this thread - as with everything these days, cheaper Chinese imitation product is taking over the market. We've sourced some good quality UV bulbs made in China, but around half the price of the European made Philips lamps:
    TUV Lamps for UVC, Germicidal & Sterilisation

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeKa
    Just a quick addition to this thread - as with everything these days, cheaper Chinese imitation product is taking over the market. We've sourced some good quality UV bulbs made in China, but around half the price of the European made Philips lamps:
    TUV Lamps for UVC, Germicidal & Sterilisation
    Hey there Derek, long time no see...

    They are certainly good prices for the TUV lamps

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    Hello, I was wondering what is the best lighting I can get for the money? In addition, what type of ballist would I need or not need?
    Thanks

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    Hi diamonddiscus.

    I think there may be a bit of confusion here.

    A UV light (ultra violet) isn't used to illuminate the tank. For that you need a different type of globe altogether, housed in a hood or unit that sits on the top of the tank.

    An Ultra Violet light is housed in a tube of some kind, with water being pumped in one end, being exposed to the UV light, and then passing out the other end, after the bacteria and pathogens have been killed.

    It's used to clean the water and prevent disease outbreak.

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    Do UV's effect any of the good bacteria in the tank and do they effect plants in any adverse way? Do you run them 24/7? I thought I knew the answers to these questions but after further reading That is very conflicting, I have become a bit confused.


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    uv's will kill all bacteria that pass over the buld, good and bad, leave your uv swiched off while your tank cycles.

    once cycled, the bulk of the good bacteria are in the filter and hence safe from your uv, for the uv to be effective it has to run 24/7

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    i own a turbotwist i can honestly say my water is clearer and fish have no parasites ever even with introducing a new fish with ick i can treat without spreading

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