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From what I know it's hard to say which UV sterilizer is better. The manufacturers don't agree on what is optimal power, flow rates, etc. So a practical approach would be to get the most powerful sterilizer your money can buy. So you may want to look into this.

Another thing is to make sure that the hose connections on the sterilizer don't leak. 'Laguna' (the one meant for ponds) has connections that may leak.

All sterilizers require an external pump. But you can hook the unit to your existing canister filter hoses.

Try to run the sterilizer on a timer, not 24/7. That will increase the time you can use the bulb.

Finally even if you run your sterilizer 24/7 that is not a guarantee that your green water will disappear completely.

--Nikolay
 
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