UV Sterilizer vs no UV

UV Sterilizer

  • Yes

    Votes: 7 53.8%
  • No

    Votes: 6 46.2%

  • Total voters
    13

PSU4ME

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BRS Member
I like the manifold or dedicated pump to it as you wanna be able to control the flow as stated above. The 80w is calling your name. I have the 50wHO which I like because it’s not as long as the standard ones.
 
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MarkSzy

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BRS Member
Could you build your return line with unions so that you can just add this to the plumbing if needed?
Yes I definitely can put a T in with gate valves and add it later. My thought is if I’m going to do it in the future I should just do it now while I am building the tank. My only thought is I under sized my return pump to add this. I have a 2600 gph return splitting between two 1” returns to match my two 1” drains.
 
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MarkSzy

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BRS Member
I like the manifold or dedicated pump to it as you wanna be able to control the flow as stated above. The 80w is calling your name. I have the 50wHO which I like because it’s not as long as the standard ones.
I was looking at the 50 for size and it’s rated for up to 330g which is over 100 g more then with be in my system.
 

ChrisV

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BRS Member
+ 1 on PSU's and jpags post above. You will want to be able to control the flow in a way that is not dependent on your full return flow. A manifold that draws from the return line, feeds the skimmer and then goes back into the sump is probably the cheapest.
 

this is me

I like turtles
BRS Member
I have a 200g with a 40g sump. I haven’t touched the plumbing yet, I have some plans but nothing setup. I was thinking about adding this in line with one of my return pumps and adding valves to control the flow through it. Thoughts?
I would leave the return line alone. I think it would cause too much instability in the overflow box and not consistent enough flow through the UV overtime.
Best is to run a dedicated pump and dial the flow to specs.
 
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MarkSzy

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BRS Member
I would leave the return line alone. I think it would cause too much instability in the overflow box and not consistent enough flow through the UV overtime.
Best is to run a dedicated pump and dial the flow to specs.
is there an idea flow for both ick and algae? or is it one or the other? i just ordered the 50w
 

this is me

I like turtles
BRS Member
I run the recommended flow for Protozoa.
I’m sure it does something to the algae as well. Maybe not as effective but I’m sure it affect it some. Water is clearer and less algae on the glass.
 

sparkyee

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BRS Member
Watch the BRS UV videos, very informative. My is inline vertically with the
return pump. High full for algae/dinos not ich. My tank is 100 g / 40 sump.
 
TBD





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