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Old 09-10-2020, 07:55 AM   #1
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I just have a quick question, I know UV sterilizers work on cloudy water and algae blooms. My water is crystal clear but have algae growing on glass and ornaments due to a room full of windows. Will a sterilizer work for that? Thanks
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No sir, only free floating stuff
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A uv light would kill it if you illuminated your whole tank with one, but at the cost of killing all you fish and giving yourself cataracts, lol
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So I guess there is no easy option for this problem.
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Not really, elbow grease. On the bright side, algae does help a little by consuming nitrates and phosphates from your tank. It's just unsightly
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Thanks for the help and saving me money! 😉
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Your welcome! And good luck!
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Old 09-12-2020, 09:45 AM   #8
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The UV sterilizer would only destroy free-floating algae. It will not affect the algae on your glass because those algae are already stuck there and not passing through the filter.
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Angry UV Killer

I just brought a submersible UV Light thinking I was doing right. Its killed over 45 of my fish. How I wish I had found this site first and done my homework. I am just waiting to see if any more die. I am suprised they can sell such things if they know it will kill the fish.
Its been a very sad 48 hours.
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I just brought a submersible UV Light thinking I was doing right. Its killed over 45 of my fish. How I wish I had found this site first and done my homework. I am just waiting to see if any more die. I am suprised they can sell such things if they know it will kill the fish.
Its been a very sad 48 hours.
I think they are sold for use in a sump, not the display tank. Ones I've seen have disclaimers not to use where fish are exposed to the light.
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I just brought a submersible UV Light thinking I was doing right. Its killed over 45 of my fish. How I wish I had found this site first and done my homework. I am just waiting to see if any more die. I am suprised they can sell such things if they know it will kill the fish.

Its been a very sad 48 hours.
So sorry that happened. Really stinks
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