Aquatop Pf40 Uv

WillR1496

I currently have the aquatop pf40 uv. I still have the carbon pack that came with it. However, I want to remove it, rinse the ceramic bio media that I added and add more ceramic bio media. I also plan to, well still thinking of it, removing the cover on the UV sterilizer. This would help with the water flow since the flow is on low and I don't feel like I'm getting a good flow of water in there because of that cover. Aquatop acknowledges this and says more time is needed with the UV sterilizer. But I don't plan to keep it on all the time. At that point, I can play around with the flow.

My first question is, all this good bacteria is built up on the carbon filter, if I remove that will I be okay? The carbon filter is useless for me and I plan on continuing to use the Seachem Purigen. It did wonders the first round so I'm going to keep using it.

Has anyone else altered the Aquatop to make it work better in any way?
 

Coradee

Giving this a bump up for you hope you get some responses today
 

WillR1496

In case anyone is curious. I removed the carbon filter and the cover on the UV light. I added a bag of bio media and some loose bio media (what was in there before). I had more than enough room to add the purigen. I was able to open up the flow a bit more without it pouring out the top.
 

Cichlidude

In case anyone is curious. I removed the carbon filter and the cover on the UV light. I added a bag of bio media and some loose bio media (what was in there before). I had more than enough room to add the purigen. I was able to open up the flow a bit more without it pouring out the top.
OK, just make sure nobody looks into the UV light when it is on as it can damage your eyesight.

From the manual:

Do not look into the U.V. lamp when plugged in, since UV light may damage your eyesight. Always keep the cover on when UV light is in use.
 

WillR1496

OK, just make sure nobody looks into the UV light when it is on as it can damage your eyesight.

From the manual:

Do not look into the U.V. lamp when plugged in, since UV light may damage your eyesight. Always keep the cover on when UV light is in use.

Thanks for the heads up. I don’t have it on 24/7 now. But the plan is to buy a background so I can hide all the wires/tubes/filter.
 

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