Ultraviolet is a proven dependable and effective method of controlling algae and harmful bacteria without leaving any residuals in the water. A UV Sterilizer eliminates the algae, ugly green water, that makes it difficult to see and enjoy your fish. A larger benefit of UV is that it controls bacteria and parasites reducing the spread of fish disease.
How ultra violet works: The ultra violet lamp emits a germicidal ray which alters or disrupts the DNA or RNA of single cell organisms. By installing an ultraviolet system in-line, these organisms can be eradicted effectively without any harmful residuals. Only free floating organisms in the water that passes through the UV are eradicated.
UV Clarifiers are designed for Koi ponds and water gardens to help suppress blooms of suspended green algae, harmful bacteria, parasites, fungi, protozoan and viruses. Even in a balanced pond ecosystem, sudden blooms of such organisms can occur due to abnormal changes of weather, fish feeding behavior, mineral nutrient levels, etc. These blooms may result in green water, lethal oxygen levels or weakened health conditions for fish and aquatic plants.
We carry Aqua® Ultraviolet Sterilizers. The Clarifiers we carry are Matala® and Cal Pump™.