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    Senior Member aragorn69's Avatar
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    Can you have to much UV?

    Besides heat can you over do it on UV sterilization?
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    Senior Member volitan's Avatar
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    do you mean having a huge uv wattage on a small tank or having very low water flow in a decent size uv ?
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    Other than spending more money than you need to....No.
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    Well right now, I have a Terminator UV-5W and getting a turbo twister 9W, I was thinking of running both of them inline. The terminator is rated for 60G so I'm kinda pushing it right now. I'm just wondering if there would be any downfall to running both?
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    so your getting a 9watt thats good for 125 gallons i think,plus your 60 gallons one thats 185gallon and you got a 65 gallons tank.....I dont see the problem with your uv-5watt...how long has your bulbs been in there?
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    No you can not have too much UV. You can only kill the stuff once.
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    Senior Member volitan's Avatar
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    So maybe sell your 5watt one and get the nice uv twist one,I got one and because of the twist they have good contact time and if you upgrade tank you will sill have a decent size tank..
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    Thanks OSD, that exactly what I ws looking for, hanks volitan, your input was helpful as well. I just wanted to make sure I wasn't going turn my water into a pulsating green radioactive goo.
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    Senior Member volitan's Avatar
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    just make sure that you monitor your bulbs life..
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    Yup, I document everything, btw the 5W bulb is about 1 month old.
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