When it comes to the health of your aquarium
, there are many factors that come into play and you should keep your eye on these different factors so you will end up with a tank of stressed fish and plant life. The most obvious factor is the quality of the water or the health of the water. By health we are talking about the chemical health. As undigested food and fish excrement break down in the water, many harmful compounds are dissolved. Although you cannot it and cannot smell it, it can really harm your aquarium plant and animal life.
These compounds are ammonia, nitrates and nitrites. Another factor to keep an eye on is the state of your equipment. They should not be clogged or they should not be cramped. It should all be flowing continuously and working smoothly. The third factor actually impacts all of these and this is the algae factor. Algae are one of the fastest growing organisms on the face of the planet. Given the right food and the right sunlight, algae can double in weight every day. It may seem like a harmless enough feature or ability to have, but when you are talking about your aquarium and a small spot of algae quickly growing in size to make your aquarium really murky and putting a lot of stress on your fish, your pump, filter and other equipment, then you would realize how big of a threat algae are.
Thankfully there is some easy solution to this. You can install the JBJ 5 Watt Submariner UV-C from Pet Store
. This lamp gives out ultraviolet rays that sterilize algae organisms so your water remains clear and the algae does not bloom to threaten your pumps and turn your aquarium into a murky mess. However, if your original UV-C lamp breaks down, you could easily replace it with a JBJ 5 Watt Submariner UV-C Replacement Lamp. Just take off the old lamp, put this on and your Submariner ultraviolet sterilization system is back in business.