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maxthedog2000
03-02-2016, 04:50 PM
I'm preparing to do a 75 gal bow front, I rarely see anybody talk about using UV sterilizer. Are they a good addition to a saltwater tank?

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moerena
03-02-2016, 05:46 PM
I use to run one in my 180, personally I like it. A lot will say that the size you need to actually be beneficial is bigger than what normally gets used or that it kills off a lot of the good bacteria too. I never had algae or ick in my 180 though.

maxthedog2000
03-02-2016, 06:03 PM
I use to run one in my 180, personally I like it. A lot will say that the size you need to actually be beneficial is bigger than what normally gets used or that it kills off a lot of the good bacteria too. I never had algae or ick in my 180 though.
This is what I bought : SunSun JUP-01 9W UV Sterilizer Submersible Filter Pump, it says it's good for 75 gal. I hope to use it in my 75 bow front

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Levi
03-02-2016, 08:49 PM
I have a DIY 144w UV sterilizer I built for my 120g tank. I am making a new housing for it so will post pictures during the build process to show it.

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Bpfish
03-22-2016, 08:48 AM
I have seen a lot of people using them on salt. I can imagine that it would impact the beneficial bacteria much considering that most of that lives in the sand and rock. The uv is contained outside of the tank or at least shielded from exposing the tank and inhabitants. It will however kill any waterborn bacteria and can promote a healthier system.

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