UV-C Filtration on Planted Tanks, yes or no ?

Mikefish

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Not sure if this is the right area to post this but...

I currently use UV-C filtration in sumps in grow out tanks in my fish room and am convinced it makes for healthier fish, (or less problems at least) but i have no experiance on using them in planted dispaly tanks.

Thoughts on UV-C filtration on planted / dosed tanks ? good, bad, reasons , thoughts ?

The planted tank in question is being dosed EI using dry chemicals stired into 500ml water then added to tank.
 

Tom Barr

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I do not use one, but use a hang on model for any GW issues that might arise.

Othrwise there seems to be little use.

The UV might act to lyse bacteria and smaller critters and release their contents for plant uptake. That is the main potential use, or disease control etc, but not for the plant really.

Regards,
Tom Barr