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Old 12-03-2013, 08:19 PM   #1
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Uv ligjt to control algea?

An I use a 55w uv light to control my algea? Will it harm the fish. Parameters are good but phosphate at 1 I'm working on that but can I use the light sparingly to knock off the algrea?
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Old 12-03-2013, 08:22 PM   #2
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dont waste your time. track down the cause of the excessive phosphates, get them under control and you wont need a uv
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Yes trying to track it I have a ro unit comming I'm hoping that will fix the issue
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it should help cut back on the algae a good bit. my algae battle has decreased significantly since installing a rodi.
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Unless you have phosphates in your source water using a ro/di isn't going to decrease them any. Have you thought about running some phosphate removal media in a HOB filter?

I find grape caulerpa to be great at consuming phosphate in a tank with a refugium.
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