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Tap Water Purifiers are for both fresh water and saltwater aquariums: If tap water is going to be used, then a tap water purifier is essential to the tanks survival.

While mixing tap water in to create a saltwater solution the use of a tap water purifier cleans out bacteria and viral threats to you aquarium life.

There are many good systems available on the market that will process tap water effectively.

These tap water filtration systems are needed by people wanting to create saltwater by mixing tap water as their water source in mixing up fresh saltwater of their marine, and reef aquariums.

With these devices manufactures research has concluded that UV light is more effective at killing viruses than chlorine.

A good example of this is the Tap Master ULTRA Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration System that filters and lamp in this product change out quickly.

When the purification systems do not use chemicals, or contain the resulting by-products of these chemicals the flavor of the water is consistent.

If we can taste the difference, these chemical reactions will affect the balance of ph in the tank. This is why using a ultra-violet system is better for the resulting saltwater mixture.

There are home-made water filters made from PVC pipe, a commercial filter, a fabric hose and rubber cement glue. But this method has not incorporated a tested or untested UV light into the filtration process yet.

The water purifier filters the water down to a micron. Then it is flushed into a chamber where the UV light is focused intensely so that it penetrates cell walls of dangerous organisms. This either kills the organism, or destroys their DNA. This destruction makes it impossible for them to propagate further.

There are four methods of water purification: Chlorine, Ultra-violet radiation, iodine, and distillation. The Environmental Protection Agency says that ultra-violet radiation is the safest, most effective water purification method.

The effects are immediate. This UV process leaves no chemicals in the water at all.

If the water is murky, the unfiltered particulate could potentially block the UV from effectively reaching the organism.

In filters like the Tap Master Ultra UV is on of three methods of purification used.
This can cause one system adversely affect another system.

In the case of this product: The iron and magnesium can damage the casing of the ultra-violet light. The manufacturer recommends a life on each light for this reason.

Without anything to compare to it, determining if this is due to deliberate design flaws in order to sell more UV bulbs on the part of the manufacturer or the industry.

It is true that using a tap water purifier makes mixing fresh saltwater for an aquarium cheaper than buying water that is already professionally distilled. And purifiers with more than one method for removing or killing off dangerous material or organisms via ultra-violet light is the best way to accomplish this.




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Posted in Filters, Gadgets on April 8, 2009.

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