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  1. #1

    Default Ozonizer and REDOX?


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    Hey guys,

    Just did some looking around for different aquarium tech that might make my life easier and came across this Ozonizer from Aquatek (who made my CO2 Regulator). I read about it and I've read about the importance of REDOX in the past, but I'm curious if anyone has actually tried this out. It makes sense to me, but I'd love to hear that it works first-hand, before I decide to jump on new tech, like a UV sterilizer (that I never use, anymore). Might start using it again, but I feel like it'd get clogged w/ plant matter, now that I'm sponge-less. lol This, however, might be the ticket!

    Here's what I was looking at: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Aquarium-ozo...item35b6edb3b7

    Any thoughts/suggestions?

    Thanks,
    Kevin
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinVA View Post
    Hey guys,

    Just did some looking around for different aquarium tech that might make my life easier and came across this Ozonizer from Aquatek (who made my CO2 Regulator). I read about it and I've read about the importance of REDOX in the past, but I'm curious if anyone has actually tried this out. It makes sense to me, but I'd love to hear that it works first-hand, before I decide to jump on new tech, like a UV sterilizer (that I never use, anymore). Might start using it again, but I feel like it'd get clogged w/ plant matter, now that I'm sponge-less. lol This, however, might be the ticket!

    Here's what I was looking at: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Aquarium-ozo...item35b6edb3b7

    Any thoughts/suggestions?

    Thanks,
    Kevin
    First I've heard of such a thing but looks interesting. If it works like they say it does that would be a great addition for my river tank. They like well oxygenated water with low organic buildup.
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

    You know what this tank needs? ........................ Crypts.

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    Ozone is used in public pools now to the extend that they hardly use chlorine any more. I know philips tried an ozone powered filter system 2 years ago. That worked. ACtually adding ozone to the main tank... Perhaps I'm overcautious but I wouldn't dare to do this. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ozone#Safety_regulations

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    Quote Originally Posted by talldutchie View Post
    Ozone is used in public pools now to the extend that they hardly use chlorine any more. I know philips tried an ozone powered filter system 2 years ago. That worked. ACtually adding ozone to the main tank... Perhaps I'm overcautious but I wouldn't dare to do this. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ozone#Safety_regulations
    I wish they'd forego chlorine in our public pools (and drinking water), too. Seems a little nerve-racking, when you read the safety regulations, but here's an article I just found that should prove to be interesting (in the process of reading it now):

    http://www.tfhmagazine.com/details/a...ll-article.htm
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    Just finished reading the article and I must say that it was certainly interesting/educational. I'm probably going to stay away from Ozonizers, as there are entirely too many things that could go wrong. lol If I had the time, space and money to buy all of the testing equipment, additional water column and continuous carbon replenishment, I might try it... Maybe I will one day, but I hate the idea that one false move could kill my fish.
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    Oh don't get me wrong people, it will certainly work. Problem I have with this particular device is that you have ozone in the main tank. From that article Kevin posted:


    The situation is the opposite in the case of ozonizers. They need little maintenance (only needing the air filter cleaned annually), and they are usually sturdy for life. However, ozone gas, which is directly dissolved in the water, is very poisonous for fish, invertebrates, and humans. Therefore, you must be certain you are adding just the right amount into a contact column (not the main aquarium) and the water is filtered before reaching the main aquarium—activated carbon is effective for filtering because large quantities degrade ozone byproducts. Most manufacturers generally suggest adding 0.3 to 0.5 mg of ozone per gallon of water per hour, but I have found that even half that much is sufficient to keep the bacterial concentration in the aquarium very low and oxidize all the organic matter without hampering the power of the biological filter. The problem is that if excess ozone does enter the aquarium, inverts will die first, followed by fish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by talldutchie View Post
    Oh don't get me wrong people, it will certainly work. Problem I have with this particular device is that you have ozone in the main tank. From that article Kevin posted:


    The situation is the opposite in the case of ozonizers. They need little maintenance (only needing the air filter cleaned annually), and they are usually sturdy for life. However, ozone gas, which is directly dissolved in the water, is very poisonous for fish, invertebrates, and humans. Therefore, you must be certain you are adding just the right amount into a contact column (not the main aquarium) and the water is filtered before reaching the main aquarium—activated carbon is effective for filtering because large quantities degrade ozone byproducts. Most manufacturers generally suggest adding 0.3 to 0.5 mg of ozone per gallon of water per hour, but I have found that even half that much is sufficient to keep the bacterial concentration in the aquarium very low and oxidize all the organic matter without hampering the power of the biological filter. The problem is that if excess ozone does enter the aquarium, inverts will die first, followed by fish.
    Yep, you're definitely taking a big risk with one of these.
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    Sounds like there needs to be a lot more testing done on it. More people giving it a shot. I mean yeah it looks scary but you could say the same thing about adding CO2 to your tank for your plants. Between the PH swings and CO2 poisoning I'm sure it was a touchy subject when it first started out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Compass View Post
    Sounds like there needs to be a lot more testing done on it. More people giving it a shot. I mean yeah it looks scary but you could say the same thing about adding CO2 to your tank for your plants. Between the PH swings and CO2 poisoning I'm sure it was a touchy subject when it first started out.
    That's true. I'm experiencing the ups and downs of co2 right now. ;P
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinVA View Post
    That's true. I'm experiencing the ups and downs of co2 right now. ;P
    That's why I'm leery of the DIY CO2 stuff. Coke bottles full of yeast, no idea how much you are putting in the tank.... makes me nervous. I'd rather wait till I could afford a set up I could regulate a bit better.
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