UV-Clarifiers are used to kill algae along with
organisms. Water flows through the Clarifier but does not harm the beneficial bacteria that
grow in filters and on rocks, etc. in the pond. They kill the
organisms that are floating in the pond water. (They
are not effective on Blanket weed also known as String Algae, the only
solution here is to use
Interpet Pond Balance)
Pond Ultra violet
Ultraviolet energy is unmatched in its efficiency, simplicity and
dependability for purifying water. Ultraviolet energy is radiation
produced by low pressure mercury lamps. The lamps are made of special
glass that allows the passage of UV light rays. This radiation is
capable of killing all micro-organisms that it come in contact with. UV rays strike bacteria, algae and protozoa, breaking through the
organism's outer membrane.
The radiation reaches the DNA of the
organisms, causing abrupt modification and bringing about their
destruction quickly and effectively. A UV clarifier is the only
guaranteed method for complete elimination of pond "green water"
algae. Green water algae is forced through the UV sterilizer by
the pump at the recommended flow rate. Inside the UV the green
water algae is exposed to UV energy, which efficiently destroys it.
When properly installed, the dead algae passes with the water out of
the UV clarifier into an appropriate filter where much of it is
trapped. Upon installation, the UV completely clears the pond of
green water within 3 to 5 days. With continuous operation the UV
maintains constant green water elimination. Each unit comes with
complete installation and operating instructions.
Extra benefit to the fish: We
have found, as have our customers that fish are much happier and
active in ponds with UV-C clarifiers
How does the UV Clarifier work?
Water is sucked into the pump and
flows on to the UV housing and past the UV lamp on it's way to the
mechanical and biological filter and then back into
intake > inlet of UV Clarifier > through UV Clarifier > inlet of external filter/mechanical/bio-filter filter > discharged
back into pond.
A good quality bio-filter provides mechanical filtration
in that it collects the dead algae that is killed in the UV and
biological filtration for the beneficial bacteria to grow.
Beneficial bacteria aids in reducing floating algae in that it consumes the
same nutrients that algae does so it starves the algae. It also
breaks down organic matter from decaying leaves, fish waste, sludge
and silt build up as it passes through the filter.
Additionally, the beneficial bacteria breaks down toxic ammonia from
fish wastes into harmless nitrates.
Even though you may have
a UV Clarifier, it is still a good idea to have beneficial
bacteria in the pond if you have fish. We recommend as part of your
pond maintenance, the application of beneficial bacteria such as