Alternative to UV Lighting

Discussion in 'Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment' started by Dom, Nov 7, 2014.

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    Dom

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    Hi,

    I'm currently researching UV lighting for my setup. From what I see, typical wattages are 9, 18, 36.

    I'd like feedback on an idea:

    Instead of a UV filter specifically designed for aquarium use, I was thinking of getting a 100 Watt UV fixture and hanging it over my sump. I wonder how effective it will be/

    Thoughts?
     
    Dom, Nov 7, 2014
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    The wattage you need is dictated by size of your tank and the GPH dictate what you will kill, I don't think you will get the correct exposure to the uv light by hanging over your sump or there wouldn't be uv sterilizers on the market (the simple DIY would kill the market for them)
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    Aquarian, Nov 8, 2014
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    eek!
     
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    Hanging a fixture over your sump won't accomplish much
     
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