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    How much UV filter had helped me...

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    Hi guys,
    I had some serious water cloudy problem for the past two weeks. I had tried changing water, stopping fertilizers, increasing potassium, using Ocean Free Crystal Clear and so much more I couldn't even remember them. I finally gave UV filter a tried for simply 3 days and this is how much it had helped.

    Ignore about ugliness the plants setup please . Still doing my plants selections.

    Cloudy Water
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    Billy Cheong

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    Thats it.

    I am rushing to Petmart today to get the UVC-1250...........

    I will blame this expenditure all on Goondoo.......[]

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    Billy,
    Are you sure it's the same tank in the pics... lol

    Congrats....
    Cheers!!

    Sherwin Choo
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    Okay, I have gott the UVC-2000 11W and will try to install it later this evening.

    Will see whether Goondoo got bluff us with his pictures or not....

    BTW, Goondoo, how long did u ran the UVC every day and when? Together with the lights or at night?

    Thanks

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    On 2/22/2003 1:05:00 PM

    Okay, I have gott the UVC-2000 11W and will try to install it later this evening.

    Will see whether Goondoo got bluff us with his pictures or not....

    BTW, Goondoo, how long did u ran the UVC every day and when? Together with the lights or at night?

    Thanks
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    Wah loa, Sherwin, don't talk like I holding the patent rights for UVC filter can bo... hehehe....[]

    Kaipium,
    I had it on and running 24hrs non stop for 3 days. It gave me a 40% difference in clarity just 6 hrs after I introduce it, but it took total 3 days to give me that crystal clear over all water.

    After getting the perfect condition, I had my wife off the UV filter, introduce potassium, iron and other fertilizers immediately. It really looks good now.
    Cheers and Regards,
    Billy Cheong

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    wats a uvc filter? and wat does it do?

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    On 2/22/2003 10:08:22 PM

    wats a uvc filter? and wat does it do?
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    search under UV, its all out there....
    Cheers and Regards,
    Billy Cheong

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    E...Yap, I had the same experiences, tried all methods that you can name and UV light really cured my bacteria boom and green water, about 3 years ago. I used also the 11 watts UV light.

    Tips for full cure:
    1) slow down the filter a bit if your filter has pump rate exceed 1000L/hr to give more time for the UV to act. After about 72 hrs non-stop blast, the water will be CRYSTAL CLEAR.
    2) for the next 1 month, after water change, turn it for 24 hrs. Fertilize only after it as UV affects fertilisers.

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    On 2/22/2003 10:08:22 PM

    wats a uvc filter? and wat does it do?
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    Technically, it's not a filter. UV-C stands for UV clarifier. It kills patogens and algae floating in the water. It also happens to be bad for fertilisers too, hence running it permanently on a planted tank is not encouraged. Search for more info.
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    goondoo, remarkable change in clarity. i don't have the cloudy water problem. mine cleared up by itself within a day. never measured my tank parameters but my crypts are growing well. no algae growth also. btw, how much did the UV-C cost u?
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    On 2/23/2003 6:14:37 PM

    goondoo, remarkable change in clarity. i don't have the cloudy water problem. mine cleared up by itself within a day. never measured my tank parameters but my crypts are growing well. no algae growth also. btw, how much did the UV-C cost u?
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    I had checked few places and the cheapest I can find is $180 for the 11watt.
    Cheers and Regards,
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    got my at $140.......11W

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    where did you got yours from? brand? PM me pls
    Cheers and Regards,
    Billy Cheong

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    Anybody interested selling mine?[] [] []

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