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clshades December 12, 2011 05:41 PM

Kill coil question
 
Wondering if a UV light or a black light can replace kill coils or silver.

Cheers.

geoc December 12, 2011 05:59 PM

I heard UV light degrades the tubing, so I'd be more worried about that.

chubaka December 12, 2011 06:01 PM

if you are referring to those black lights for uv tubing, it wouldnt be powerful enough.

The ones that are powerful can also be dangerous and they are often used for short durations to kill bacteria.

Bottomline, I think its a bad idea must as well get a silver kill coil as it is passive and harmless.

clshades December 12, 2011 06:09 PM

One of the reaons I was wondering is UV is used for filtration systems. Those lights are sheilded tho.

clshades December 12, 2011 06:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by geoc (Post 579265)
I heard UV light degrades the tubing, so I'd be more worried about that.


Can UV degrade Acrylic reservoirs?

clshades December 12, 2011 06:58 PM

Never mind I think I answered my own question.. of course its fine. blonde moment.

AkG December 12, 2011 07:28 PM

Yeah as other have said...it aint gonna work. I have a UV filtration system for my homes water. The UV box is 4 feet long (i went with the "small" one as I have a multi-pass filtration and seperate RO setup...so the UV was more just for overkill)...AND the UV tube has to be replaced every couple years as it degrades with time in potency.

IMHO...spend the 7 bucks and pick up a kill coil from daz or any of the other wc'er stores. Passive, easy to install...and never needs to be replaced. :)

Dead Things December 12, 2011 11:34 PM

What about something like PT_Nuke? Is that an effective replacement?

jibz December 13, 2011 07:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dead Things (Post 579353)
What about something like PT_Nuke? Is that an effective replacement?


Effective replacement yes. But the appeal of silver is that it becomes more potent over time, where additives may loose their potency and just pure water and silver will not gunk up water blocks in any way, some additive will leave a film after a while.


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