HIya... nice site ya have. I like it.
I did a search for "Submariner" and seems like no one has tried one so, since I have been trying every way imaginable to end my green water algae problem, I decided to try out the JBJ Submariner 9w.
I have a 40 gal
tank, and the model 9 is rated for 100 gallons. it's only a few bucks more than the model 7 rated for 50 gal
and its the exact same housing/size/pump, so why not make the most of the investment.
Ok, the tank has 2 sandwich sized goldfish (as big as your fist... fat stubby ones with big tails.) one Pleco that I got when he was about 2 inches long, now he is nearly a foot long. I didn't bargain on a foot long algae eater but hey, he's a peaceful fish who sleeps alot it seems. There is a few skirted tetras someone gave me years ago in there and a pair of black mollies.
yep... I know... coldwater goldfish and tropicals in the same tank. the big goldfish dont seem to mind 78 degree water. They too have been there for years.
Anywho.... once the greenwater set in, I was screwed, nothing I did got rid of it. I even drained the tank and scrubbed it.... the greenwater came back in a few weeks.
So I looked at all the UV
steriizers (which I haddnt thought of before or I would have got one yrs ago) and decided the Submariner9 was a good design. Subersible, built in pump, JBJ sez it is designed to flow correctly out of the box to kill greenwater.
We will see. Today is day one with it in the tank.
It has an air inlet on the head you can open and it sucks air into the pump to 1)ariate the water and 2) slow the pump flow down.
So to start out, I got the thing set blowing a nice slow flow of bubbly water.
I'll give it a week. I'll post the daily progress report on it.
To start with the water is so clouded, the fish have to get to within about 2 inches of the glass to see them.
It can only get better from here, so sez JBJ.