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bored_theoriginal
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PostPosted: 2010.06.14(Mon)7:31    Post subject: UV light in pond Reply with quote

Can anyone elaborate to me on UV lights effects on a pond relating to koi, plants, and algae? I am considering adding one to my back yard pond to reduce algae but would like to know if there are any adverse effects to anything else I may have.
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Caton
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PostPosted: 2010.06.14(Mon)7:36    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't think there are any bad effects, only that it may destroy some beneficial bacteria and some other living things that are helpful Smile
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PostPosted: 2010.06.14(Mon)10:03    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Caton thats exactly what I was hoping I would hear now 1 or 2 more references like that and I will most likely buy one. Very Happy
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diademhill
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PostPosted: 2010.06.14(Mon)17:56    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are effective and the lamped area is more than in an aquarium steriliser so they don't kill bacteria or pathogens,
You will need an extra prefilter layer to remove the dead algae from the filter. I use a piece of vetbed for this as it can be hosed down.
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PostPosted: 2010.06.16(Wed)9:56    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks, any recomendations as to what type of light to buy?
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PostPosted: 2010.06.16(Wed)19:06    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where are you, what pond size & what filter are you running?
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PostPosted: 2010.06.16(Wed)23:46    Post subject: Reply with quote

hah I'm in North Carolina, Pond size is unknown for now as I just expanded it..., and I need to ask the parents filter size. I will get back to you once I do figure this out
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PostPosted: 2010.08.12(Thu)0:45    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some pond keepers forget that because the clarifer lights up it is working OK. Over time, the efficiency of the UV lamp will decline and require replacement. Check the user manual for periodic maintenance as well.
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