KoiPondFever.com offers top brand UV sterilizers and UV clarifiers for pond algae control as well controlling parasites, protozoans, and bacteria. To start lets define the difference between UV clarifier and UV sterilizer. These two different terms has to do with what you are trying to control. UV clarification means that you are controlling free floating algae that turns the water green and murky. Free floating algae robs the water of oxygen and creates wide ph fluctuations from day time to night time. The UV light destroys the cells of free floating algae causing it to die. It generally takes less UV light to kill free floating algae in the koi pond than UV Sterilization. UV sterilizer is the term used to control viruses, bacteria, and protozoa. In general, larger organisms, such as protozoa, require a higher dose of UV radiation than smaller organisms, such as bacteria. In a koi pond environment the same unit does both. It just takes more UV radiation to sterilize than it does to clarify. The practical use of UV sterilization would be in a quarantine tank or pond to prevent spread of disease from one fish to another through the water. Aqua Ultraviolet UV Sterilizers are rated by pond size for both clarification (Koi Pond Algae Control) and sterilization (Koi Pond Bacteria, Parasite, and Protozoa Control).
UV Sterilizers are used to enhance and not replace good Koi Pond Maintenance or other Koi Pond Equipment such as pond skimmers, pond filters and waterfalls. They will not kill algae that is not waterborne such as hair or string algae. Hair algae is more prevalent in the spring when the water is below 80° F. It tends to go away when biological filtration catches up with the biological activity of the pond. Pond Algae Treatment for hair algae should begin in the spring with a koi pond bacteria treatment such as Microbe-Lift Spring Cleaner and end in the fall with Microbe-Lift Fall/Winter Prep. This not only introduces a cold water bacteria, it has enzymes to help clean up decaying matter. Aqua UV Sterilizers are the best on the market for efficiency, durability and ease of maintenance. The Savio UVinex sterilizer is made to work in a Savio Skimmer. The Pondmaster Submersible UV Sterilizer provides affordable UV sterilization. The Aqua UV statuary sterilizers provide ornamental UV sterilization that can easily be stored in the winter. All of these units will kill pond algae and prevent algae blooms from a heavy rain or large temperature fluctuations.
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