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RE: [APD] BGA outbreak and Green Water -- or - Penetrating UVC
Thre are still a lot of Custom Sea Life UV units out there.
A lot of stores seem to have been loaded with inventory
when CSL turned off the lights, "disconnected" the phone,
closed up shop, and ignored any warranties.
If you don't mind having no warranty, some of these units
can be picked up on closeout from various places.
--- Rick Engstrom <rick703 at mts_net> wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: aquatic-plants-bounces+rick703=mts_net at actwin.com
[mailto:aquatic-plants-bounces+rick703=mts_net at actwin.com]On
> Behalf Of
> S. Hieber
> Sent: Friday, June 04, 2004 12:08 PM
> To: aquatic plants digest
> Subject: Re: [APD] BGA outbreak and Green Water -- or -
> Penetrating UVC
> Using a UV is a relatviely easy but very expensive way to
> deal with GW. If you have your chems out of balance,
> want to get them back in balance because you'll have one
> kind of algae or another with an imbalance andt he UV is
> only going to be effective against what floats past it.
> Once things are in balance, you probably can run your
> without a UV without any problem. Nice to have for
> "emergencies" and to moderate things whem your chem
> start to drift. Somewhat like having a surplus of
> biofilter, a UV can provide some "buffer" and make your
> tank behave a bit tamer.
> As for CO2 or planted tanks: I haven't noticed any diff
> plant growth with tanks using or not using UVs. I suspect
> the effect of high energy photons (UV-C) on trace element
> chelators and compounds is less than we might have
> or at any rate, less significant than the amount of
> we add.
> Don't be afraid to use one, but speak to your banker
> The nutrient balance is the frustrating thing. Although
> Tom suggested that
> something must have changed to cause the green water, in
> my case I have no
> idea what that "something" is. If I can get it under
> control using the
> Vortex that would be great. If not it's a U.V unit or
> complete strip down.
> As far as the price of these units go I think that they
> are relatively
> cheap. A turbo twist 9 watt model good for up to 125
> gallons is about
> $139.00 (Cdn) and much cheaper in the U.S. Not bad IMO.
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