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David77
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PostSubject: UV lights ,24 hours or when lights are on?   UV lights ,24 hours or when lights are on? EmptySun 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?   UV lights ,24 hours or when lights are on? EmptyMon 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 ,24 hours or when lights are on? 3813960834 )

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?   UV lights ,24 hours or when lights are on? EmptyTue 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?   UV lights ,24 hours or when lights are on? EmptyWed 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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