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Re: Best filtration for freshwater: just particles, or carbon too

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^^ The "All Clear" is a neat idea that is certainly functions for travelers. There is a pen using the same principle that has been well tested. Simple.

If I were traveling in really pestilential locations UV would be high on my list. All of the challenges are solvable. The problem I have with all of the systems I have seen is some impracticality of operation (they either stay on or they lack a warm-up interlock). But I'd need a health reason I do not have.
I wonder if you could not set up LED UV lights in the tank? They don't use much electricity, and if you have metal tanks should do no harm, but likely would make plastic tanks brittle in no time. I just don't know how much would be enough. Don't want more than necessary(and kill batteries), but must have enough to kill the critters and not just provide a reading light for them. Have them come on via a timer. Keeps the water safe, with no taste.
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Re: Best filtration for freshwater: just particles, or carbon too

You can Google the dose. About 40 mW.s/cm2 for water you are unsure of.

But that's only the tank.

There are also undersink units. Interesting.

I'd need a reason for so much complexity.

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