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A week ago I added a CO2 injection system to my 60 gallon planted tank (about 1 bubble per second under mid to high light). After five days I noticed that the water had turned green. At the LFS yesterday I picked up a U.V. Sterilizer which I understand should be able to get the green water under control.

What I'm wondering is if there is anything I need to be aware of or watch for with the U.V. Sterilizer. For example, is it going to kill "good" things as well as "bad?" How can I keep an eye out for problems?
 

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Thanks!

Another question. Do most people with planted tanks end up using a U.V. sterilizer at some point? Or am I doing something wrong? Also, will I want to run it all the time or just until things clear up?
 

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From reading threads here I believe many people run these continually without issue.

Excellent. Thanks. I'd rather not run it just because it's big and ugly, so I'll wait for the water to clear and see what happens when I remove it.

I don't think I can set the flow rate on mine, so I'll just be hoping for the best...
 
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