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      idris replied to the thread Sound proof cabinet.
      Plasterboard is good for soundproofing, though it works differently to using foam - it doesn't resonate in the way wood / fibre based...
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      idris replied to the thread Sound proof cabinet.
      What you primarily need in a use like this is a sound absorber. Funky wedge surfaces (like in your second link) are about stopping...
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      idris replied to the thread Sound proof cabinet.
      (For refrence, whilst sound proofing is not my job, I've speant over 25yrs working as a professional sound engineer. And I'm a cynical...
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      I sure I'm way off the mark here but ... Half of my tank has significantly more surface agitation than the other half. When sat in front...
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      idris reacted to arcturus's post in the thread UV sterilizer and algae with Like Like.
      In my comments above I am not defending the usage of UV products as some sort of magic solution to stabilize a tank or to remove algae...
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      idris reacted to jaypeecee's post in the thread UV sterilizer and algae with Like Like.
      Hi @hwscot I use the Mini Green Killing Machine. I can provide more information tomorrow if you wish but, now, I must take a break. JPC
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      idris reacted to MichaelJ's post in the thread UV sterilizer and algae with Like Like.
      Hi @hwscot yes, I use the Green Killing Machine 9 W UV filter in both my tanks - I have it set on a timer to run for 4 hours a day in...
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      idris reacted to hwscot's post in the thread UV sterilizer and algae with Like Like.
      One that seems to be widely available and stresses the low flow rate is the 'Green Killing Machine', available with either a 9w or 24w...
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      idris reacted to jaypeecee's post in the thread UV sterilizer and algae with Like Like.
      Hi @idris It can certainly kill off algae spores and Cyanobacteria when suspended in the water column. As water passes through the...
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      idris reacted to arcturus's post in the thread UV sterilizer and algae with Like Like.
      There is a lot of snake oil in aquaristics. But UV filters are not in that group. UV filters are useful to remove pathogens from the...
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      idris reacted to erwin123's post in the thread UV sterilizer and algae with Like Like.
      I tried it once, not helpful at all for algae. may help with fish health if you get a sufficiently powerful unit that can kill...
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      idris reacted to Wookii's post in the thread UV sterilizer and algae with Like Like.
      It's a legit way for your LFS to increase their sales and profits for sure! ;) Not a great deal of use beyond that on a planted tank.
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      idris reacted to Ria95's post in the thread UV sterilizer and algae with Like Like.
      UV is good to treat/ damage algae and pathogens which are in the water column. For this reason it works great against green water but...
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      idris replied to the thread UV sterilizer and algae.
      That's what I thought. I guessed it could slow the spread of algae between plants, but I wasn't convinced it would do much else. Wash...
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      idris posted the thread UV sterilizer and algae in Algae.
      Today an LFS recomended a UV filter for treating algae. I've not come across this suggestion before. I know it's not likely to be the...
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