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UV sterilizers?

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by I Love Aqautic Weeds!, May 21, 2010.

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    What do UV sterilizers do and are they worth using on a planted tank?
     
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    To UV Or Not To UV, That Is... Well, Up To You

    Hi,

    A UV-sterilizer is a device that destroys the DNA of living cells via the use of ultraviolet radiation, in our case any way UVC. :gw

    As to whether UV-sterilizers are worth it for planted tanks, that is the debate. :)

    My own opinion is four hours two or three days a week of an appropriately sized device is reasonable maintenance. For specific problems, more intense use is appropriate.

    In my situation I am a bit more dependent since I have quite a few tanks on a closed loops. I also use it in closed loop aquaculture.

    http://www.fishlore.com/uv_sterilizer.htm.
    http://www.ehow.com/how-does_5188035_uv-light-kill-bacteria_.html,

    I hope this helps. Questions work anywhere, though occasionally we get confused. :eek:

    Biollante
     
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