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would a uv filter be beneficial for my octo tank or will it negate everything my refugium is doing?
 

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not a bad thing,a friend gave me one so i figured i would use it.aslong as it didnt negate what my refugium was doing.thanks.
 

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UV's sterilize the water pretty well if the bulb is still good and it is an appropriate size. Sometimes they can be bad if they are over spec or on too long and the will take out too many beneficial organisms as well as the bad ones.
 

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maybe ill put it on a timer and only run it a few hours a day.
 

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I know Jean has recommended against the use of UV because of problems in a local fishery. I did not have much luck finding the post though.
 

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UV filters are good if used properly. You just have to install them in the right place, have the correct amount of water flow through them and make sure you change the bulbs every 9-12 months. There is no need to have a timer on it.
 

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should it be on the intake or the return side?
 

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I would place it after any other filteration. Allow sponges, carbon, etc. to hit the water before the sterilizer does.
 

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