If you keep an aquarium, one of the bigger threats to it is the presence of algae, especially if you have an area where you get natural light. Algae tend to accumulate and grow quickly. When it comes into the natural world outside of bacteria, very few organisms multiply as rapidly as algae. This is the reason why it is often a candidate for possible biofuel usage in the future because it is almost inexhaustible. As long as it has enough food sources, algae blooms will continue indefinitely.
It can double its population and coverage area over night. While this sounds great in the realm of sustainable and eco-friendly fuel sources in the future, when it comes to the welfare of your aquarium system, this algae's reproductive ability is a disaster. That is why many aquarium keepers and pond owners use UV light filtration system. How to keep algae blooms minimal? How this works is that water with algae is pumped through a tube that has the UV light. UV light kills much of the spores of the algae so that instead of blooming under sunlight, they do not.
It keeps your water clear. Also it does not clog up your pumps. UV anti-algae mechanisms are a great option for your water system
, whether you keep a pond or an aquarium. A good lamp for this is the Coralife Replacement Lamp - PL Type 36 Watt for Turbo Twist 12x and Tetra® UV-C from Pet Store
. Size wise, it is 6.7 inch x 1.5 inch x 1 inch. Make sure that this fits in your fixture and your system. If you are looking for clear water, invest in a UV lamp today.
Replacement Lamp for UV Sterilizers
Dimensions: 16.5in x 2.75in x 1in