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Where to use my UV?

I have a Gamma 8 watt UV that came with a tank I bought off of CL. I am wondering where you think it would be of most benefit, either on my 65 gal reef tank or my 150 gal FW planted tank.
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Use where needed, or switch every now and then. BTW I know nothing about saltwater.

How I feel about non-planted aquariums.
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honestly i would put it on your reef tank full time. I have had both fresh and salt and have never used one on fresh or even had the need. (except on our tanks at work) But i would almost not run a reef without one.
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honestly i would put it on your reef tank full time. I have had both fresh and salt and have never used one on fresh or even had the need. (except on our tanks at work) But i would almost not run a reef without one.
Can't help but agree with this commentary.
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it would do the most benefit on the SW tank. too much freshwater to see much of an affect. i really think the sterilizers are under powered. i keep one of the large ones on a ten gallon tank and honestly, i dont feel that it is over kill.

on fresh water it does pretty much the same as it does in salt: keeps the water super freaking clean.
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UV in FW is a treatment, not a maintenance item like a filter. I cannot speak about SW. No hands on experience there.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-02-2013, 01:26 AM
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Where to use my UV?

i seen many reef tanks with out one i run mine sw tank with no uv and i dont think i need it everything was fine. suggest go to nano-reef or reef cental for better info.
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