UV Sterilizer Options for 25 Gal AIO Tank

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I had a small brownish outbreak, cloudy and yellow water during setting up so I got the smallest uv lights I could find, one of the green killing machines. There’s probably better product out there but this one worked for me. I’ll probably just keep it running.
 

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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:

(Posting on multiple threads for people)
 

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I'm fond of the Aqua UV Advantage series, little HOB UV systems. They're not submersible, but I have one on my 20g IM peninsula and it's worked great. I personally wouldn't recommend the IM UV sterilizer - I had one on another tank, but the pump included was somewhat shoddy and the cord ended up tearing its insulation. Didn't realize how bad it was until I saw the smoke coming out of my sump cabinet. Fortunately I was there when it happened, otherwise it could have been really bad.
 
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