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Old 01/17/2016, 10:36 AM   #2695
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Originally Posted by justthewife View Post
We hooked up a UV sterilizer about 5 days ago and it seems to be doing something in the tank as the brown stuff in my tank is diminishing.
Keep in mind that UV kills everything so it's like cleaning up the canvas for you to paint a new painting. If you don't actively populate with beneficial elements, the bad ones will return.

I added bacteria, chaeto from healthy tanks, thousands of pods and new live rock. I also used heavy wet skimming to export the dead.

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