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EILAT

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Question can you use a uv in a reef system without any side affects?
So besides loss of pods does it adversely affect the right type of allege growth in a reef system? what are the basic benefits?
 
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wrightme43

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What do you mean by side effects. I use one on all my systems. I know I lose some pods and such and the like but its a just in case thing. I have heard that it can make your fishes immune system weaker by not having any threats in the tank, my opinion on that is oh well. I would rather not have any threats in my tank.
 

Curtswearing

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Two thumbs up.

Sure...a few bacteria and other good things will get nuked. However, the benefits DEFINATELY outweigh the detriments IMO.
 

NaH2O

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Just remember the pods have to travel throught the unit in order for it to effect them.

Here is a link to more information: UV Sterilizer Overview. Post more questions as they arise!

Hope this helps!
 
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