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viper357

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Hi guys

What is the lifespan of UV steriliser tubes? Is it recommended to also replace these yearly?
 
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8 months to a year dude
 

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Suppose it depends how long you run them for every day.
 

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I think its one of those that are left up to us.
 

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Never used to but i do now with the heavy fish load, but only run it if the fish get sick.
 

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Normally replace every 8-12 months and burnt out is when you can't see the blue glow thru the unit and remember to turn off during medication...Next question does a UV kill white spot in aquariums
 

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there are 2 models of UV. 1) one where the tube is in a quarts sleeve which the water flows around and the other 2) where the water flows around the tube itself (the tube acts as the quarts sleeve), i feel that this also effects the efficiency of the lifespan of the tube

1) 6-8 months
2) 8-12 months

run continiously.
 

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What are the cons to running 24/7 as opposed to running selectively? Sorry, a bit off topic.
 

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Apparently kills of good organisms on which the corals feed.

However mine has been running 24/7 for 5 months now and no negative affects
 

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Awesome stuff
 

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The 3 in 1 sims
 
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also running marcos waterboy unit.what marco did mention was to watch out for electrolysis in the water as it can stuff up the unit
Well that's what I'm worried about, I have wanted to get one but have been put off by it, have any of you had this problem?
 
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