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 UV lights ,24 hours or when lights are on?

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PostSubject: UV lights ,24 hours or when lights are on?   Sun Jan 19, 2014 6:22 pm

Hi everyone.
I've been using a UV light on one of my tanks.I have it switched to come on with my lights. Any thoughts if 24 hours would be better?
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PostSubject: Re: UV lights ,24 hours or when lights are on?   Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:59 am

why?

The water will filter out most of the UV.

UV light is important for all animals but too much can be detrimental (read sunburn!   )

UV lights are normally used for reptiles that need much more UV for vitamin D production to stimulate appetite among other things. Most standard fish lights will have all the UV needed for fish. There is absolutely no point in leaving it on 24hrs a day.

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PostSubject: Re: UV lights ,24 hours or when lights are on?   Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:26 pm

Hi Doug,
thanks for answering .I have probably called my uv sterilizer a light ,sorry.
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PostSubject: Re: UV lights ,24 hours or when lights are on?   Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:28 am

ahhh, the UV sterilizer. Different story all together!

24hrs a day, 7 days a week my friend!

Good investment too! I swear by them!

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