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Old 08/05/2015, 07:38 PM   #1478
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Originally Posted by DNA View Post
The main difference between a skimmer and a UV unit is that the skimmer removes them while the UV leaves them dead in the water for the skimmer to pick up later so a good skimmer seems to be the better choice.

I ran a small 9W pond UV for months some years ago without any positive effect.
To buy a 80W UV for a test does not appeal to me since they are expensive.
I disagree and so do many of the others who have tried it. I have a massive 12 foot skimmer with dual recirculating penductors running off a dolphin 6000 pump. It's a massive beast that can run on a pool. I had dinos on the tank it was on until I installed a slow flow UV. In a day, I saw results.

Failure isn't an option It's a requirement. 660g 380inwall+280smp/surge S/L/Soft/Maxima/RBTA/Clown/Chromis/Anthias/Tang/Mandarin/Jawfish/Goby/Wrasse/D'back. DIY 12' Skimmer ActuatedSurge ConcreteScape
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