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UV Sterilizer worth it if you already have one?

So I have nice UV Sterilzer from my old setup, along with new bulb, I was thinking about settings it up with my 90 G tank, my concern is between my in-line heater, CO2 reactor, trying to add in the UV Sterilizer just going to be to much for the canister, plus I would have to T it off so it not on the main line then T it back in. To be honest I am not sure how to deal with it. Hate to not use it like I said since I already have it, but maybe the benefit from it not worth the mess it will be to setup?

Canister is Rena Filstar XL
Flow-rate: 450 U.S. GAL/h
Waterflow with filtration media and accessories: 190 U.S. GAL/h



Coralife Turbo Twist 3X UV Sterilizer - 36 Watt
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the turbo twist 3X is a 9W unit; the 12X is 36W.
The 3X is rated for 100 - 200 GPH (the 12X pushes between 300-900 GPH), so you could always put it in-line and see what type of output you get from the canister (it could be end up being weak). You can always get a small pump/powerhead to push water through the sterilizer by itself.
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the turbo twist 3X is a 9W unit; the 12X is 36W.
The 3X is rated for 100 - 200 GPH (the 12X pushes between 300-900 GPH), so you could always put it in-line and see what type of output you get from the canister (it could be end up being weak). You can always get a small pump/powerhead to push water through the sterilizer by itself.

OK, Looks like I looked up the wrong thing, it is a 18 watt, so it the 3X for sure.

I was thinking the same thing about a pump just for the UV, not sure if it worth the money though, and if I should just sell the UV.
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