Jump to content

Using UV Sterlizer and Power Filter in tank?

Recommended Posts

I have a small UV Sterlizer, and a Aqua Powerhead 50 with the water polisher Filter in the middle media section of my main 48" long shrimp tank.


I usually will run them for a couple a of days to three days max, at least once every two to three weeks.


But I have fry in the left end section, which is two sections down from where the media and filters run.


So, I was wondering what others think, if it is still okay to run the UV sterilizer and water polisher filter like normal with the fry being down at the end?


Or should I not use them at all with the fry being in the end the section?



The tank sections have dividers and fry proof stainless steel mesh over the dividers to separate each section ( see my main tank journal in my gallery).


But, I am just unsure if I should use the power head and UV sterilizers at all in the tank?


Thanks, Doc

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Even thought they are two sections over with dividers, and fry proof stainless steel mesh over the dividers in each section?


Do I still need to have sponges on the intakes? They would have to suck up the fry from two sections over? Would they

be powerful enough to do that?


Thanks for your help.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 4 weeks later...

I stopped using my powerhead and u/v on my 46 bow that I have carbon rili's in.  It seemed they were having issues keeping straigh due to the over filtration on the tank, I had a Cascade 1200, sponge filter, the powerhead w/uv and a bubble disk and poor shrimp were on a constant roller coaster ride!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Create New...