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How do you use a UV sterilizer in an aquarium?

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For optimum performance, an aquarium UV stabilizer should supplement the primary filtration system of the tank. The flow rate must also be controlled based on the manufacturer's recommendations, which vary according to the size and setup of the aquarium, its inhabitants and the level of sterilization desired.

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Each type of UV stabilizer is simple to install and use with easy-to-follow instructions enabling the user to eliminate microorganisms and free-floating algae instantly. Regular filter maintenance and water changes are still necessary, as the sterilizer does not target organisms already attached to the fish, the tank, the gravel, the plants and other decorations.

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