UV Steriliser

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Thoughts on using a uv please. Thinking about installing one on my 120ltr.

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Reply #1

I've got one,  what are you wanting it for? Ich?

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Its just as a safeguard against ant harmful bacteria that may occur in the future.

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Reply #3

They are not a fail safe and certainly not a guaranteed protection - especially given getting just the right flow going through them is key to optimal performance. UV seems to be a real 50:50 split between aquarists in my experience - lots of BRS vids etc are really useful but also give mixed recommendations

I still have one from my old tank in the loft. Havent felt the need to fit to the new tank and honestly cant convince myself it is a necessary addition.

Horses for courses i reckon

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Reply #4

If you're planning to add fish without quarantining,  then it's a good thing to add to the system. It will help with ich, velvet etc but not flukes and other pests.

I got mine to help with dinoflagellates, and it did that very quickly. Worth it's cost ten times over for that!!

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Can you recommend a decent one?

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