Uv filter

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    Guys..

    Will a uv filter help in my planted tank to get rid of algea?
     
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    Green water, yes, there will be different opinions. But generally the algae that grows onto hardscape and plants, no.
     
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    Yip works wonders for green water but no or little effect on other types.
     
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    Oh ok.. Was hoping it would deal with BBA and other algea too
     
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    Check out the "sticky" thread of the double punch method using peroxide. I by mistake used half the dose and still had amazing results. 2 months later I don't have a single spot of BBA and the tank is in a good condition I'd say :)

    Dirk also warned about the use of peroxide, so I wouldn't make it a habit.
     
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    I'm moving to witbank end of Feb so I'm going to restart my tank. Then I'll peroxide it before I put in the fish[​IMG]
     
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    Can't remember where, but I read somewhere that a UV helps with certain fish illnesses too.
     
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    UV should be used more for prevention than actual cure.

    Assuming that it has been suited correctly to the aquarium setup it will fry everything that flows through it therefore preventing the spread of algae spores and disease. If I remember correctly I think a UV also has the tendency to increase the ORP of your tank leading to a more stable environment.
     
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    I want to DIY a uv filter. I will put in ione from the sump to the inflow to the tank.
     
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    Got a UV filter and feel my water is crystal clear due to this. Never had green water.
     
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    Any progress on the DIY UV filter?
     
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    Well.... I did in fact put a uv filter in my sump... But I bought it at pet masters. Must say I won't keep a yank again without uv. It really works very well
     
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    OK
     
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