UV Sterilizing units

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by chrismaritz, 10 Feb 2015.

  1. chrismaritz

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    Hi all

    Can anyone tell me if there is a difference between saltwater aquarium UV sterilizers & the UV Sterilizers used on outside ponds, except the size?
     
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    I think it's got something to do with the distance between the tube and the quartz sleeve or the sleeve and the housing, because UV can't penetrate as far into saltwater as it can in freshwater, so if the UV has to travel too far a distance then it won't be effective in SW whereas in FW it will be fine.
     
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