|MoneyMitch ||04-09-2013 09:39 PM |
internal UV filter recomendation?
so i am having a headache with greenwater algae and don't feel like waiting forever for it to clear. i was looking at submersed uv fitlers but the LFS only had one. wanna see if anyone can recommend something?
i have a 55gal and want to stay away from inline uvs since i don't have anyway to drive it. and don't want to have to buy a pump and a uv light.
|jaysee ||04-09-2013 10:37 PM |
The green killing machine will do the job. It's an all in one.
|fish monger ||04-10-2013 07:14 AM |
Petco sells The Green Killing Machine. Even if your local store doesn't have it in stock, I noticed orders arrive quickly to Ohio with standard shipping.
|MoneyMitch ||04-10-2013 02:37 PM |
that's the one my LFS has, read a lot of reviews that the replacement bulbs are hard to find and the unit itself gives out after only a few months. (seals go bad) any alternatives out there?
|fish monger ||04-10-2013 06:09 PM |
Check out the Aquatop Submersible UV Sterilizer on Petmountain.com. Not knowing anything about UV, that one sounds attractive to me. Free shipping too. Usually takes 5 days from there (San Diego).
|MoneyMitch ||04-10-2013 06:10 PM |
will do thanks!! checking now~
|jaysee ||04-10-2013 06:27 PM |
No. There are 2 components of UV filtration - exposure time and the bulb wattage. The stronger the bulb, the more (and more quickly) it kills. Exposure time is how long the things spend in front of the bulb - the longer the better. The best UV filtration is a stronger bulb with a lower GPH. The green machine is like 50 gph, for reference. The worst UV filtration is a weak bulb and a high turnover rate.
|MoneyMitch ||04-11-2013 03:16 PM |
makese sense there J, I did find a 9 watt unit rating for 200 GPH max flow has a internal spiral flow pattern for extended exposure. the 9 watt unit is a little bigger and only like 9$ more.
|jaysee ||04-11-2013 05:26 PM |
is it turbotwist? 200 gph is way to much. If the pump is not part of the unit, then you can get something considerably less, too get the maximum benefit from it's use.
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