It depends on who you talk to. I would say UV would be a welcome addition. There are alot of people who us UV, ozone, filter socks and many other things that are suppose to strip to much out of the water. Personally killing a few pods isnt really going to hurt anything. The bennefits outway the negative in most cases.EILAT said:I been told by some that you can use a uv in a reef system and by some snooty guys at the fish store in the u district that you cannot. Which one is it, yes or no on uv in a reef and fish system? please help!
cronicreef said:I have heard to if your water goes still that your tank has a better chance of surviving a longer time. If your not using a UV and your water goes still your tank could go anarobic. Which from what I understand everything that you work hard to keep in water quility goes bad.
Some also say to run them 24/7 and some say just a few hours a day. It's all depends on what you believe your trying to do. I'm still looking into it befor rushing to by one like I always do.
Could you or somone else delve into this further? My simple little mind is having difficulty grasping this concept. I can easily understand how carbon would cause this but I'm not so sure that UV would significantly degrade the nasty chemicals used by corals.Uv's also help with chemical warfare between corals.