Removing uvc light for tank cycling. Help!


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Good morning!

The good folks at Laguna are closed Saturdays, so I'm hoping you can answer my question. My 500 gallon stock tank is finally all set up and ready to be filled with water. I was advised to disconnect the uvc light for the first 2 weeks of cycling. I have a Laguna Pressure Filter 1000 and can't figure out if I should remove the whole quartz sleeve along with the actual lamp. I've read the instructions numerous time and can't find an answer.

You folks have answered so many questions the last few months and I really appreciate your help! Kim
 
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I don’t know how UV/filters are set up, but isn’t there a switch or something that lets you bypass or turn off the UV?
 
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Any pressure filter that I've ever owned had no internal pump. The filter might have come with a pump, but the pump was always separate from the canister. The cord on the canister was strictly for the UV light. Just don't plug the cord in.
Is this not the case?
 
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Now I feel stupid! LOL! :unsure: Thanks for explaining what should have been obvious to me. I'm not good with anything electrical.

As usual, you folks came through for me! :love::love: Thanks and have a wonderful weekend! Kim :spitoutdummy:
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No problem. There are no "dumb" questions. You won't find anyone with that attitude here. We are here to help others.
So, if there's anything else, now or later, don't hesitate to ask.
Meanwhile, look around these forums. They are very informative. There are a lot of people with great ideas and experiences.
 
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No problem. There are no "dumb" questions. You won't find anyone with that attitude here. We are here to help others.
So, if there's anything else, now or later, don't hesitate to ask.
Meanwhile, look around these forums. They are very informative. There are a lot of people with great ideas and experiences.

Thanks Joe!
 
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Now I feel stupid! LOL! :unsure: Thanks for explaining what should have been obvious to me. I'm not good with anything electrical.

As usual, you folks came through for me! :love::love: Thanks and have a wonderful weekend! Kim :spitoutdummy:View attachment 130775
No need to feel stupid! Been doing ponds for 30 years and made some major mess-ups! It's all a learning experience.
 
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Still stupid here. i built my pond and im not there to enjoy it
 

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