the dixter the dixter
  • Not too shy to talk
  • Not too shy to talk
  • Joined: 25/10/2010 16:56
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  • Posted on: 2/11/2014 18:11
Protein skimmer vs UV Light #1
I've had a protein skimmer in my 225 lt tank for 3+ years but hardly use it nowadays as it is fiddly and difficult to set correctly, either fills up too quickly or falls over in the tank. My water is clear anyway with minimal algae, so am considering doing without.
I see that UV Sterilisers can be bought for less than ?100 so am considering fitting one, I have read that in a set up like mine this may be going over the top, but can't see any reason not to fit one just to be covered for all eventualities?
Whilst all my water levels are fine, my nitrates have always been slightly higher than I would like, so would this prevent me needing to clean my glass every few days as I do at the moment?