UV light

Discussion in 'Water Features' started by khanna, Jul 11, 2004.

  1. khanna

    khanna LawnSite Member
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    I'm looking to get a UV light for my pond to clear up the green water. I have a 3000gph pump and the pond is about 1500 gallons. Does anyone know a good UV light and where to get one?

    thanks,
     
  2. khanna

    khanna LawnSite Member
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    Does anyone have any comment on this?
     
  3. Victor

    Victor LawnSite Bronze Member
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    For a pond that size you'd be fine going with a model 13-AUV040 sterilizer. It's rated for ponds between 1200 and 2200 gallons. It's rated to handle a maximum flow of 2900 GPH. Be sure that you don't run water through your filter too fast. Remember that too much flow through a filter can be just as bad as too little. Your nitrifying bacteria won't have enough time to go to work on the ammonia and nitrites in your water. Pay close attention to getting a filter that's properly sized to your pond and also pay close attention to how much flow it's designed to handle.

    Vic
     
  4. Victor

    Victor LawnSite Bronze Member
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  5. khanna

    khanna LawnSite Member
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    Thanks Vic for your reply. Is 3000gph pump good for a pond with 1500 gallons in it?
     
  6. Victor

    Victor LawnSite Bronze Member
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    It could be a good thing, or it could be a bad thing. As long as you have a filter that's rated to handle a pond the size of the one you plan to use it on and it is rated to handle the flow you send through it, you'll be fine. In other words...make sure the filter is rated for a pond that's at least as big, if not bigger than your pond. Number 2....use it's flow rating as a guide. That way, you'll know if you'd be flowing too much water through it. Otherwise you could divert the excessive flow through a waterfall, or any other means you can think up, so that too much water doesn't flow through the filter per unit time.

    :D

    Vic
     

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