• For a Limited Time the R2R Partner Membership is NOW OPEN! Get some cool swag and chances to win part of over $20,000 in prizes! Click here for more details

UV and hanner checker

Saaqib_Ansari

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
May 30, 2019
Messages
479
Reaction score
155
I just have a few questions regarding the title. What sort of size UV am I looking at for a 300 L tank and a 700 L tank, having a problem with ich so want to introduce the UV just in case.

secondly if I do a copper treatment; how do I maintain the therapeutic levels? I can’t be testing the water every hour?
 
Aquarium Specialty - dry goods & marine livestock

Redfoxtang

2500 Club Member
View Badges
Joined
May 20, 2018
Messages
2,669
Reaction score
16,212
Location
Central Florida
Would go with 15w for your 300L and a 40w for your 700L. It will also depend on the manufacturers but I got those wattages from Aqua Ultraviolet.

As for copper goes I highly recommend the Hanna copper checker. I would test every 3-4 days when first starting the tank so copper levels stay therapeutic.
 
OP
Saaqib_Ansari

Saaqib_Ansari

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
May 30, 2019
Messages
479
Reaction score
155
Would go with 15w for your 300L and a 40w for your 700L. It will also depend on the manufacturers but I got those wattages from Aqua Ultraviolet.

As for copper goes I highly recommend the Hanna copper checker. I would test every 3-4 days when first starting the tank so copper levels stay therapeutic.
If I test in the first day and it’s at therapeutic levels . And I do no water changed for 2 weeks. The level should not change?
 
OP
Saaqib_Ansari

Saaqib_Ansari

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
May 30, 2019
Messages
479
Reaction score
155
Wh
The levels should be pretty stable unless you have some type of absorbent media. Plus adding RODI for evaporation. Would just retest every 3-4 days!
at I don’t understand is how do I calculate how much more to add. Because cupramine just says x amount of drops for y amount of litres. what the heck does that mean if my tank is 0.4 and I need it to go up by 0.1
 

How concerned are you about high phosphates in your tank?

  • VERY Concerned

    Votes: 13 24.1%
  • Somewhat Concerned

    Votes: 31 57.4%
  • NOT Concerned At All

    Votes: 8 14.8%
  • Other (please explain in thread)

    Votes: 2 3.7%

Online statistics

Members online
2,133
Guests online
4,611
Total visitors
6,744
Build Your Dream Aquarium Automation System!
Top