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Hi guys,
Got a quick question please , I'm wanting to put a UV sterilizer on my 240 litre tank. I'm running two cannister filters. Which are 1800 and 1500 lph . Now I want to add a UV , so I'm thinking of putting something like a Fluval 107 as well ( tanking media out , possibly? ) , so it's got the 500lph flow rate that the Eheim UV 500 needs. Do you think this would be  good idea ? . Or should i go down another route.

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Hi @UKpacker  welcome to ReefBase

You could save some cash and a bit of power and 'tee' off one of the returns you've already got?  I did that for an algae reactor and it worked quite well.

I used a flow control valve to adjust the flow rate on the tee'd bit, and it went back into another tee in the return line.

For UV the flow rate is pretty critical, so what you can do is get the output from the tee'd bit going into a 10 litre bucket then do some maths to work out how quickly it should fill the bucket. For 500 LPH it needs to put about 8 litres a minute into the bucket. So you can tweak the flow control valve to achieve that.


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Hi Andy

Thanks for that , great thinking. I'll have a look around next weekend for something.

P.S. like the avatar , was at that race :)

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P.S. like the avatar , was at that race :)

Argh you lucky bugger! Man I would have loved to have been there!

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