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Been using a 90w lifegaurd for almost a year with zero problems. Got rid of dinos.
 

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Hi guys I want with the coral life 18w UV sterilizer what is the best tubing to use for it
I'm not familiar with that particular UV, but if it comes with hose barbs attached most pressure-appropriate tubing should be fine. Over long term use, if there's light "leak" from the UV unit into the tubing that you can see (ie the tubing is being lit up), there's some danger that the tubing could degrade. Some plumb their UVs with PVC for several inches on the inlet and outlet to avoid this. If that's not practical for you and you do see light leak, then just be vigilant about the tubing. Check it every week to see if it's getting brittle or discolored and replace as necessary. Good luck!
 

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When my tank was new (still is) I had a dino outbreak. My tank cycled for like 2 months and then after about a week after putting stuff in it and new lights I had a dino outbreak. I got the Green Killing Machine 9 watt (because it's cheap) and it completely cleared it up in like 2-3 days. I read many things of people saying it wouldn't be strong enough, but I figured what the worst that would happen? If it doesn't work in like a week or two I can just return it. Needless to say IT WORKED.

This is where I got mine:

They also offer a bigger version but it was too big for my tank:

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