UV,Ozone or both ?

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by Zandy, 2 Dec 2013.

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UV Steriliser, Ozone, Both?

Poll closed 1 Jan 2014.
  1. I use ozone in my DT

    8 vote(s)
    18.6%
  2. I use uv sterilisation in my DT

    4 vote(s)
    9.3%
  3. I use both ozone & uv

    5 vote(s)
    11.6%
  4. None of the above but would like to know more

    19 vote(s)
    44.2%
  5. I do not like using either

    7 vote(s)
    16.3%
  1. Zandy

    Zandy

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    Just want to see who is using what. Are you using ozone, or uv or both or nothing? Reason why you using it?
     
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  3. BarryG

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    I run 25mg Ozone an hour into my skimmer for my 500L system. I use the hailea ozonator which cost me about R900 from Dory Pets. I don't know if its my imagination but I definitely feel it clears the water. Which is why i got it
     
  4. Zandy

    Zandy Thread Starter

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    How long do you run it a day?? And which method are you using to run (through skimmer?)
     
  5. butcherman

    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    i have a orp probe to turn ozon on and off. run it straight to skimmer ventri
     
  6. Zandy

    Zandy Thread Starter

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    You still owe me a visit !!! Tell the wife... ! Your reason for ozone...clear water or to kill bacteria??
     
  7. carlosdeandrade

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    I'm confused. Didn't I speak to Daphne yesterday about this very subject, was my advice not clear or sufficient? :lol: eish.
     
  8. Zandy

    Zandy Thread Starter

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    ;);)
    That was secondhand because the wife just sums it up and i want to ask more questions...so NO Carlos....a visit would be first hand advice !!! Can i put the kettle on ???:whistling::thumbup:
     
  9. BarryG

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    I run it all the time. At that dose it doesn't change the orp reading at all
     
  10. Bubbles22

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    Need to add a "None of the both - neither does it for me" section.
     
  11. butcherman

    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    will do its her Birthday today

    yes this is the main reason
     
  12. dallasg

    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    i use O3 for its oxidising effect and raising my Orp, i know i stock heavy and it helps for me.
    it also gives me clearer water and it has increased my light penetration and given better par at the sand

    I use UV as its habit from when i started 20 years ago, as long as its implemented as per specs it works well for me
     
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    I use none but would lime to try ozone as it seems that it has many benefits. I'll be looking mostly at clearer water and improved par
     
  14. DeanT

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    I use both ozone and uv in both my tanks

    My reef i run ozone through a reactor and control it through my profilux

    On my fish only also run both

    reason for running them to keep my water free of nasties and water crystal clear
     
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  16. carlosdeandrade

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    Hope you are all drying your air if you are using ozone. Corono discharge will get damaged very quickly if the air is not dried.
     
  17. Zandy

    Zandy Thread Starter

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    Mmmm.. we need a write up of this subject... @ carlosdeandrade. ....
     
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