AQUARIUM OR POND ULTRAVIOLET STERILIZATION

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Carl

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Feb 23, 2020, 12:08:55 PM2/23/20
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AAP recommends reading this in depth and experience based article from our library for any aquarium keeper that wants to move beyond the basics of fish keeping, especially considering that much of what is sold as a UV Sterilizer, is nothing more than a UV Clarifier.


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"HOWEVER, and more importantly, a TRUE UV Sterilizer helps with disease prevention & Redox Balance (via proven lowering of oxidative stress) when properly connected (meaning flow rate, pre-filtration, etc.) and properly maintained by replacing with high output UV lamps/bulbs (not the economy replacement lamps/bulbs sold by discounters that have as little as 25% of the necessary UVC as a HO UV lamp).
This is the thrust of this article, as while it is certainly a good tool for green/cloudy water especially in ponds (assuming the bio filter is healthy), it is this Sterilization/Redox Balance aspect that years of professional hands on use in 1000s of applications has shown to really make the difference and why so many true aquarium professionals in the industry support the use of a true UV Sterilizer as a tool to improve long term fish keeping results."

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