Don,DonW said:I dont run it through carbon and I no longer have carbon on my skimmer vent. My ozone test always come up undetectable.
Ozone Generators that are Sold as Air Cleaners: An Assessment of Effectiveness and Health ConsequencesThe same chemical properties that allow high concentrations of ozone to react with organic material outside the body give it the ability to react with similar organic material that makes up the body, and potentially cause harmful health consequences. When inhaled, ozone can damage the lungs (see - "Ozone and Your Health" - www.epa.gov/airnow/brochure.html). Relatively low amounts can cause chest pain, coughing, shortness of breath, and, throat irritation. Ozone may also worsen chronic respiratory diseases such as asthma and compromise the ability of the body to fight respiratory infections. People vary widely in their susceptibility to ozone. Healthy people, as well as those with respiratory difficulty, can experience breathing problems when exposed to ozone. Exercise during exposure to ozone causes a greater amount of ozone to be inhaled, and increases the risk of harmful respiratory effects. Recovery from the harmful effects can occur following short-term exposure to low levels of ozone, but health effects may become more damaging and recovery less certain at higher levels or from longer exposures (US EPA, 1996a, 1996b).
Please put carbon on your skimmer vent. There are numerous lawsuits against air cleaner manufacturers that use ozone as the filtration method. This stuff is bad for you.
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I have a bathroom style vent fan in my stand that vents outside it runs on a timer and the orp controller. Besides the oxone my skimmer is foul.
Mike,mojoreef said:I have an organics test kit from salifert and have done the odd test on the tank, I use it more for testing my ro/di water. I dont now how effective it would be to use as a constant test in a reef tank. An ammount of organics in a tank are needed, and with the test it doesnt break them down to tell you what you got.