View Full Version : Building small wet/dry... utilizing Co2 Reactor and UV Sterilizer

02-13-2013, 01:10 AM
Folks, I am buidling a tiny wet/dry sump. Will us a 10 gallon aquarium...following the sump pump (throttled down Mag2 to yield about 80gph) I will pass the water through a CO2 reactor and UV Sterilizer on it's return to the tank.

Here's the question.... Any preference on which device you pass through first?

CO2 Reacotr -> UV Sterilizer
UV Sterilizer -> CO2 Reactor

02-24-2013, 01:05 AM
A good follow-on question to this Poll... is:
Do many of you use UV Sterilisation?

02-24-2013, 02:47 AM
Lol we've had many arguments and discussions over UV. Do a search of topics on UV. There's a lot of them. It's all preference but won't replace water changes or stop diseases caused but improper QT. that's all ill say about that, and should be all said by anyone to follow. Just search the forum lol.
As for order of items I don't think it matters. Maybe UV first to avoid any bubbles through the UV? I see no reason why order would matter in this case

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02-24-2013, 11:53 AM

Here is a start.

03-04-2013, 02:51 AM
Wow!! I remember Tom Barr... In fact, I think I purchased a used CO2 tank from him many years ago. Always enjoyed reading his journals and contributions to planted tank discussions.