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Re: UV Sterilization on Algae

> Date: Mon, 21 Aug 2000 16:34:45 -0700
> From: Julius Odian <juliusodian at yahoo_com>
> Are there any noticeable effects using a strong UV Light in a pass 
> through system on Algae growth. Does it slow progression? Has anyone 
> done any tests?

It will help kill free floating algae or algae spores. I don't think it will do 
much to algae already established in the tank.

If you add iron to the water column, UV light will quickly oxidize it to an 
unusable state. Not recommended.

George Booth in Ft. Collins, Colorado (booth at frii_com)