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    Ozone vs (or) Carbon What do i need to know ?

    I was thinking about starting to use Ozone on my customers tank to clear up there water ( its a little yellow ) and i was wondering what i need to know about using ozone, and how expensive it is ? I have used carbon in the past to clear up yellow water but ozone seems to be less work!
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    Edit: Oops... thought you said UV lol.
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    did'nt think ozone had the benefit of removing that yellowing in the water.
    is that true ?

    as for charcoal, I still run this stuff about 2 days just before my water changes, I find the benefits of changing the water after a bit better as I replenish what I removed 2 days ago.

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
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    Yeah i'm pretty sure ozone is fairly well known for clearing up the yellowing of the water i know alot of people from RC who have used it to do that and been very satisfied with the results
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    I was hoping tangman would chime in i know he has written about the benefits of it in threads bfr
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    I know from some books that the use of ozone will make your skimmer more efficient.

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    Chiming in... heheh...

    Ozone is great at clarifying water as well as removing Dissolved organics. It is safe if used correctly. Don't believe the hype that it isn't safe to use. There is quite a few other things that could wipe out a tank if not used correctly.

    You also don't want to go cheap and use an ozonizer not made for the aquarium hobby as these are usually too strong for our intended use.

    Depending on your customer's tank, you could get away with something as small as a RedSea 50mg/h ozonizer. Check out www.redseafish.com for appropriate sizing information.

    Ozone is usually injected with the skimmer since the ozone will be properly mixed there. It will also improve skimmer performance. You will want to place carbon on the skimmer's output, and also over the skimmate waste collector to remove odours and lingering ozone.

    Ozone is very reactive, and will break down within seconds in the water. There's no worry about it reaching the display. However, a chemical reaction will create something similar to chlorine (can't remember the actual name right now) which will be removed by the use of carbon. This carbon will have to be changed as you currently do.

    Only use ozone with a Redox controller. RedSea's Aquazone Plus model line has a built in Redox controller with probe if you don't have a ORP controller.

    When first using ozone, the change in water clarity is literally overnight. You want to slowly bring up the ORP level to around 400 at increments of about 15-20 per day.

    Ozone is not a replacement for good aquarium husbandry. Water changes still have to be done routinely, and carbon still needs to be replaced.

    Hope that helps...
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    Yah i change out 10 gal of their 65 gal tank weekly, i'm not sure why they have yellowing water i don't in either of my tank
    Do you know where in canada i can get an ozone generator ?
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    How about this one
    http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?...ayphotohosting
    apparently guys from RC have used it and written good reviews about it
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    I was contemplating the Enaly unit. However it does not have a dial allowing you to control the amount of ozone being injected. I'm going to be getting a RedSea Aquazone 100mg/h unit for my 180gal tank.

    I can't stress enough how important it is to use a Controller with this unit. Especially on a 65gal tank. The Enaly unit is rated at 200mg/h. That's 4 times the amount required for a 65gal tank.
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