fish: diy uv sterilizer ideas needed

Old 11-30-05, 05:59 PM
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fish: diy uv sterilizer ideas needed

hey everyone. I was just wondering if there's any fish fanatics here that might be able to help me out. There's something called a U.V (ultra violet) sterilizer that's sit's inline with water flow & sterilizes water as well as cleans it. A good idea to have, but unfortunately where I live, these things cost alot of money. Anyone have ideas on how I'd go about building this thing?
Old 11-30-05, 07:07 PM
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You might find a better price for one online. You will need the right size for your aquarium.
Old 12-01-05, 02:26 PM
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the thing with online is the cost of shipping, lpus whatever "they" decide to add on at the boarder (canadian resident).
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Do you need a uv sterilizer on your system, let's have some details on your tank and existing filtration system.
Old 12-08-05, 12:38 PM
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UV sterilizers can be good, but they can also kill the GOOD bacteria in your tank. Going with an adequate protein skimmer instead is my recommendation. I had (for several years, but no longer) a 72 gallon salt water reef aquarium, and the protein skimmer along with a gravity filter was all I needed.

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