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Re: My killifish rack
Yes, but the fungus that infects wounds etc. is in the water to begin with.
I want to stress that UV irradiation is not a substitute for good
husbandry, but I do believe it is a helpful adjunct.
At 08:57 PM 9/2/2002 -0400, you wrote:
>UV's only kill water born pathogens. They must come in contact through the
>in order to be destroyed. They obviously won't kill anything like a fungus
>established. Fungus is typically a secondary infection resulting from a
>bacterial or some
>other type of wound.
>gary l meyers wrote:
> > UV Sterilizers are about the best shot we have available to help control
> > harmful organisms.
> > The type which tightly spirals a clear hose around the germicidal lamp
> > seems to keep the waterborne critters in close proximity to the lamp.
> > The sterilizing effect is also
> > beneficial prevent the spread of fungal diseases - don't know if it
> > would cure any fungus type disease once established though. It seems
> > that the most readily available replacement lamps are either 8 or 15 watt
> > so that seems to limit our choices of units. The least costly units are
> > designed to treat household water supplies (mainly rural) and do a good
> > job of preventive bacterial blooms in holding tanks.
> > On Mon, 02 Sep 2002 14:21:13 -0700 Barry Cooper <bjc3 at cornell_edu>
> > writes:
> > > I have UV sterilizers on each of my recirculating racks. In my
> > > opinion,
> > > they are helpful, as long as you have a powerful enough unit for the
> > > volume
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Adjunct faculty, College of Veterinary Medicine, Oregon State University
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