Published at Friday, March 02nd, 2018 - 05:07:45 AM. Aquarium Equipment. By Judith Andrianto.
UV Clarifier (or UV sterilizers): A UV clarifier is a chamber that contains a UV bulb and would be plumbed in-line with a canister filter or on a separate pump. As water passes through the chamber and is exposed to the UV light, free floating bacteria, algae, waterborne pathogens and parasites within the water are killed. These can be useful in dealing with free floating algae blooms such as "green water", or disease causing micro-organisms.
A larger footprint will also give you more room to place decor and other hiding spots for your fish. Some fish are bottom dwellers and require a larger footprint to easily swim around. And most fish are horizontal swimmers, not vertical swimmers. Meaning they swim back and forth, not up and down. You will also need to decide if you want an overflow drilled into your tank. An overflow is a device that carries water from the display tank into a sump beneath the tank. You can still have a sump without a built in overflow drilled into your tank, you just have to use a less reliable overflow box that carries water from the tank to the sump via siphon over the back glass. (For more about sumps see filtration). These are all just a few things you should keep in mind when choosing your tank.
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