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Old 02/08/2018, 10:41 AM   #9951
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i dont know if this has been discussed yet so i apologize in advance. i have only skimmed through this thread. i am considering a uv sterilizer for my system. about 2 weeks ago i added a very poorly made cheap ats to my system. to my surprise its starting to seed and fill out. does anyone run a uv sterilizer with an ats ? i am concerned the sterilizer might kill the algae growing


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Old 02/08/2018, 12:00 PM   #9952
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UV will not affect algae growth. UV will only kill anything in the water column that passes through it, and only will do so fully in a single pass if the water is running slow enough to allow proper contact time.

Nutrients are not affected by UV.


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Old 02/09/2018, 03:23 PM   #9953
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Ironically a UV can increase nutrients, by killing phyto and pods in the water column. Not much though, because most people don't have much in the water because of mechanical filters.


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Old 02/11/2018, 07:26 PM   #9954
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glad to hear it is the L3. incase i want to ever feed more.

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Old 02/17/2018, 05:48 PM   #9955
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Anyone got any ideas on how to better hang these light fixtures? That long pvc makes maintenance difficult


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Old 02/17/2018, 11:03 PM   #9956
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Why a pain... looks like you just slide them out of the way.


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Old 02/18/2018, 09:17 AM   #9957
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Anyone got any ideas on how to better hang these light fixtures? That long pvc makes maintenance difficult
If anything, the first thing I would do would be to add a T to each end of both legs, then a street 90 and another small section of pipe into each end of each tee. That will keep it from falling into your sump when you breath on it lol....because that's what it looks like right now!!

Other than that, I agree with Bryan, looks like you can just slide it out of the way.

An afterthought, you might use some larger diameter pipe to give it rigidity. Or make a frame out of 2x4s


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