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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-14-2006, 12:35 PM Thread Starter
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UV Sterilizer: How long to clarity

Hi everyone,

I've had my Turbo Twist 3x running since Sunday at noon and it seems to be working. Within three days the green fog went from a bright healthy looking green to a darker dying looking green. At that point I did a 1/3 water change and it's been pretty much a whitish semi cloudy situation since then. So it must be working darn good. But it's not super clear yet. Does this take a few weeks?

I thank all for your advice for this, BTW.
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My 3x will clear up my 29-gallon of mild green water in about 3-4 days. It also depends on the rate of flow.
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OK sounds about right then as I have a 72 gallon it was completely green when I installed the UVS. My Eheim 2215 is rated at 165 GPH.
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Probably two days and another WC youll be all good.

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mine took about a week, two water changes, and adding some carbon for a while to the filter to clear up the cloudy water.


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