Ultra Violet Lights are successfully used in ponds to control algae.
A UV sterilizer mainly consists of four main components: a UV germicidal lamp, a quartz sleeve to enclose the lamp and save it from water, electrical ballast for supplying electrical input to the lamp, and the main body of sterilizer which holds and houses all the parts. The water flows through the sterilizer and gets sterilized.
Although, UV is widely used in the water gardens, there are still some misconceptions about their use. A matter of concern is that use of UV will kill all types of bacteria in the pond: both useful and not useful. This is not correct statement. It is sure that all water can not pass through the UV sterilizer. Some useful bacteria will always remain in the pond on everything including the filter sleeve. All this bacteria is not sterilized. A UV will be installed with certain filtering capacity taking proper consideration of the pond size. It will help in reducing the bacteria and micro-organism found harmful for fish. Another function of UV is to destroy DNA in single cell algae cells and kill it effectively. When there is turbidity in water the UV will clear it and make the water clean.
UV sterilizers have proved 100% efficient in cleaning water from single cell algae. UV does not filter any water in the pond; it only makes the water clear. UV must be used together with other types of filtration to be successful in your pond.
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