UV vs. Algae

Discussion in 'Algae' started by Pipe_Organ, Apr 4, 2004.

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  1. Land_Fish

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    Any and all replys are welcome.
    Information is powerful stuff.
     
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  3. mojoreef

    mojoreef Bristle Worm

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    How about mount it in the back of the stand, behind the tank. plumb your drainline into it then back to the sump??? other then that I am with Scotts plan. I cant think of to many more options


    Mike
     
  4. Land_Fish

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    Well my drain line is a 1.5 flex hose so that would not work.
    Plus it should be set after the bio balls somewhere.
    I am thinking about moving the sponge in the sump under the bio ball which will give me 2" x 10" of free space which I can move things around to add a new Mag 3 pushing 350 GPH to the UV and then back to the sump near the mag 7 return pump.
    I am trying to figure out how to use the large size of John Guest fittings to and from the UV.
     
  5. Land_Fish

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    OK the UV filter is up and running. This took almost 2 hours as I had to clean the skimmer and remove all bio balls and drain plate to put pump under them.
    I have the cord and 1/2 inch feed hose going under the sponge that is dividing the bio balls and the skimmer and return pump area.

    Once everything was connected and tested for any leaking I put most of the bio balls and drain plate back in place.
    The return line from UV is going back into the sump and was put over the sponge. (changed this and put is close to tank return pump)

    The 1/2 rigid tubing with the quick disconnect fitting allows me to be very flexible with where I can move the UV or the return line or for removing UV to clean.

    So far I am happy with the set up.

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  6. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    How is your temp after running it a couple of days. Any significant temp increase?

    I found with mine it would raise the temp about 2-4F if I ran it all the time. I finally put it on a timer and had the lamp on only at night.

    J
     
  7. Land_Fish

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    Well just hooked it up today.
    My fans were not running as I just checked and the temp was 82 degrees.
    I got the timer for the fans adjusted so they are on now and will check through out the day to see if that makes a difference. I would like to run it 24/7 but the next couple of days will tell me what adjustments I need to make.

    How is the water clarity and any algae on the glass etc...?
     
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  9. Craig Manoukian

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    Awesome Dave, thanks for the report!
     
  10. Land_Fish

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    Craig...your welcome :D
     
  11. Land_Fish

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    Have noticed green button polyps are smaller then before and it was time for a water change so did that and so we will see what happens as I am almost sure this was not caused by the UV filter.
     
  12. Craig Manoukian

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