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UV Sterilization for my 125 frontosa tank.

Postby luispena » Sun Jan 16, 2011 12:29 pm

Will UV Sterilization help keep some parasites away from my frontosa
The reason why I ask is, is that some times I see my fronts scratching them selves on the sand and rocks
And I already try cooperate and added some salt to try and get rid of what ever is making them do that
I clean my water every two weeks my filtration is more than enough.
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Postby Nina_b » Sun Jan 16, 2011 3:56 pm

Perhaps look up 'flashing' using the site's search function. That might help with information. It might be nothing at all, or it might be funny water conditions (Do they do it especially after water changes?). It might not be parasites at all.
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Postby luispena » Sun Jan 16, 2011 5:00 pm

this is exactly what my frontosa is doing.http://youtu.be/bvLOr9ASO58?hd=1
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Postby Ron R. » Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:23 am

my wc mobas do the same..........no problem. I do weekly 50% water changes and use the cichlid buffer recipe found in the library here on this site (epsom salt, baking soda and Instant Ocean).

If you are consistent in your water maintenance you should have no problem. I have used UV sterilization equip on my tank in the past, but don't use it anymore. I think I relied more of the UV than I should have. Water changes help keep alot of problems from happening IMO.
180 g Oceanic. WC Moba Frontosa Colony & numerous fry. Equipment: 2 2217 Eheims, 2 6080 Tunze Streams, WISA airpump, Johnson temp controller....fishkeeping since 1988.
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UV sterilization

Postby Diope88 » Fri May 27, 2011 5:35 am

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UV sterilization

Postby Diope88 » Fri May 27, 2011 5:36 am

You can see details here for UV caps sterilization
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