Emperor Aquatics UV Lights for Ponds
Just a quick post about the use of UV lights for algae control for pond keepers.
I installed UV sterilization lights into my pond’s Savio skimmer filter box earlier this summer to try to control fine floating algae in the pond without resorting to chemicals. This is the kind of algae that causes pond water to become cloudy or milky and have a greenish cast.
I am VERY pleased with the results. Installed two Emperor Aquatics UV sterilization light units into the filter as a retro-fit, and within three days the water was crystal clear and has stayed crystal clear ever since. Amazing. The water almost has a “polished” cast to it that is hard to describe. I can easily see to the full depth of my pond now, even at its deepest point.
They aren’t cheap, but these things really work without chemicals. In fact, they worked so well and my water became so clear that the “string algae” that grows up from the bottom of the pond in long, attached strings has actually gotten worse….so, one problem solved and a new one is created. It was worth it though. I am currently experimenting with barley grass as a string algae control solution. I’ll post on that some other time. That is not working quite as well yet.
The following link is to the exact UV unit that I have installed, http://www.emperoraquatics-pond.com/advanced_uv_sterilizer.php, pictured below.