Ozone. Why don't we use it anymore?

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  1. ZaneTer

    ZaneTer Well-Known Member

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    I have used ozone for the last 2 years. Water clarity is unmatched but I only run mine for less than an hour a day. I run a triton system so no water changes and a very large amount of chaeto. Within a month yellowing can be noticed if I don’t run ozone.
    Mine runs straight into the skimmer and my ORP rises to a max of 300. I am not chasing ORP figures. I wanted it to keep my water clean and it does exactly that.
     
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  2. saltyfilmfolks

    saltyfilmfolks Lights! Camera! Reef! R2R Supporter Reef Squad Leader Photo of the Month Award R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Do you notice macro faunal changes ? Depending on the amount used?
     
  3. saltyfilmfolks

    saltyfilmfolks Lights! Camera! Reef! R2R Supporter Reef Squad Leader Photo of the Month Award R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Lol.
    They were marketing really big ozone machines for a while to clean the air in houses and apattments , especially out here on the west coast and the Lovely LA smog. Caused a few problems in small city apartments.


    Uh, when did culottes go out of style ?
     
  4. Want2BS8ed

    Want2BS8ed Active Member R2R Supporter

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    Oh what I learn here on R2R... had to look up culottes. LOL
     
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  5. rkpetersen

    rkpetersen walked the sand with the crustaceans R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019

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    I don't think so, but very hard to say. I did notice more life in the sandbed after I decreased my overall ozone use (and ORP dropped below 400), but I had also stopped vacuuming the sand a month or so earlier and my refugium was becoming more productive as well. I have not been a very good scientist, changing multiple variables in overlapping sequence; cause and effect were not well documented. ;Meh

    As far as corals, nems, fish, snails, etc; I never really noticed any effect I could clearly attribute to ozone. I have noticed negative effects from many other supposedly safe things, sometimes as simple as a water change.
     
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  6. DanConnor

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    I run it into my skimmer nightly for a few hours in the middle of the night. My reef octopus skimmer has a handy fitting that makes it easy. I tried a Geo reactor but the configuration of my system made it hard to implement; need to sell that I guess.
     
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    I've always thought a speece cone would be the best way to introduce ozone into the water column, but I've never seen an example of anyone doing it.
    Anyone here ever try it?
     
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