I've never fully understood why people are so "purist" that they are against the idea of using UV filters as a treatment for GW. They're always like "That's just putting a band-aid on the situation, you should find the source of the problem, bla bla bla..."
And I don't disagree with that sentiment, but come on, what's the big deal? UV filters make the GW go away in a matter of HOURS, so why not use it? What if you have a condition where the GW will always come back? Like if you're tank is in a bright, south facing room with a huge sliding glass door or something? BIG DEAL! The tank looks good there, right? So why move it? Just leave a UV filter running all the time, you don't get GW, and you get to have a crystal clear tank!
I just don't understand why it's such a taboo to use treatments
in places where preventive measures
are either not desirable or not possible.
Laura, I think you should use a UV filter, and you should be PROUD of it!