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UV Sterilizers ; The miricle cure ???

Posted By: Obscured
Date: Sunday, 3 March 2002, at 5:30 p.m.

Does anyone have experience with UV Sterilizers/Clarifiers ? I read on a few Discus sites how they work very well. Throw them in without even adding any treatment and they would be fine. We all know how delicate Discus are. I want to get one because of its ability to destroy parasites and control desease. (mainly ick). Not so much for getting rid of Alge spores in the water and hence reducing moss. I E-mailed Tetra and their only UV Clarifier for the Aquarium (UV 5) is the only one tested for parasites and deseases. The other UV Clarifiers are only for ponds and have only been tested for Alge and moss. You see, Depending on the type of UV bulb and the size of the rays it gives off, not all UV Clarifiers would kill bacteria and parasites. If you have had trouble with deseases and added a UV Clarifier/Sterilizer and noticed a great improvement in the health of your f