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Old 12-24-2016, 09:42 AM   #1
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Hello, I have had my UVsterilizer running fo 6 days now. It still is has not cleared up green algea water. It has helped but still cloudy. I have a 29 gal. tank.
How long does it usually take to get tank clear?
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Old 12-24-2016, 08:38 PM   #2
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Question1: what is the wattage of the UV?
Question2: what kind of UV is it? Inline, Clipon, or Internal?
Question3: what color is your aquarium water?
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If you don't address the source of the green water it may just keep coming back.
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9W UV lamp for up to a 50 gal. /200L aquarium.
AA green killing machine.
Internal UV Sterilizer with power head.
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Water color greenish and cloudy.
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if using a 9w uv sterilizer in tank, you're on the right track.

You have best solution implemented. Might just take a few more days on those real bad algea/bacterial outbreaks.

sounds almost like a new tank syndrome, bacterial explosion.
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Thanks for the reply. Will have to give it a couple more days see what happens.
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Now I'm thinking if it is a bacterial explosions, what do I need to do?
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Old 12-25-2016, 12:00 AM   #9
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Just stay the UV Sterilizer course. Those bacteria will get knocked down. Bacterial explosions are sort of a milky fog like color. They reproduce very fast, thus UV will take longer to clear than say an Algea bloom.
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If you don't address the source of the green water it may just keep coming back.


Continuing this point, how long are the lights on each day? What type of light fixture is in use?
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