UV Filtration

Joined
7 May 2007
Posts
842
Reaction score
3
Location
Jo'kwane
Guys

How do you use your UV filtration? Do you switch it on for a couple of hours each day or leave it running constantly? Also what's the effect of the UV on "good" organisms and bacteria?

If leaving it on 24x7 wouldn't you knock your copepods?
 

viper357

Admin
Joined
4 May 2007
Posts
29,883
Reaction score
1,404
Many schools of thought on this one. If you read up on wetwebmedia you will see that Anthony Calfo does not like the use of them and recommends running them for 8 hours a day, whereas his partner Bob Fenner uses UV 24/7.

I personally have a 16w UV which I run 24/7 in my sump on my 1000+ litre tank. My sump, and frag tank are absolutely teaming with pods.
 
Joined
6 May 2007
Posts
3,008
Reaction score
17
Location
Empangeni
I'm planning on getting a 3 in 1 this week from Marco, is it possible to run the PO4 and Carbon media and 24/7 and change the UV to run on a timer?
 
Joined
6 May 2007
Posts
2,192
Reaction score
98
Location
Durban
yeah one can run the pos and carbon 27/7 and run the uv on a timer......i like 8 hours on / 8 hours off
 
Joined
6 May 2007
Posts
2,192
Reaction score
98
Location
Durban
im not sure if im allowed to anwser here as there are currntly no sponsers....but here it goes as a informative reply.........
the 3 in 1 would need to be upgraded to the 16 watt unit and have a upgrade on the pump aswell......if you would like further info please pm me....thanks
 

Muz

Joined
7 May 2007
Posts
914
Reaction score
7
Lol
 
Joined
5 Oct 2007
Posts
1,607
Reaction score
14
Location
Cape Town
I have an 18w UV that I want to run on my 800l tank. I need to know if I can run this 24/7. I run 11w 24/7 on a 300l tank. 18w is high though and I am not sure. Any advice please.
 
Joined
28 Dec 2007
Posts
12,781
Reaction score
31
Location
JHB
Many schools of thought on this one. If you read up on wetwebmedia you will see that Anthony Calfo does not like the use of them and recommends running them for 8 hours a day, whereas his partner Bob Fenner uses UV 24/7.

I personally have a 16w UV which I run 24/7 in my sump on my 1000+ litre tank. My sump, and frag tank are absolutely teaming with pods.
WHAT IS A FRAG TANK ?
 

Similar threads


Top