A proper UV steriliser should help with green water, but wont make a difference on other "attached" forms of algea.Can they really help control Algae? Anyone have any success with them.
presuming you have a proper STERILISER, not just a clarifier. The difference is important, and not helped by most clarifiers being marketed as sterilisers.Any spores taken into a 25w+ UV and a flow rate of under 600L will neutralise them. Thus helping prevent their buildup?
Very different ball game.But Ive not used one on a planed tank yet.
I'm not sure if most do, the complete algae universe likely is yet not mapped. I guess the most algae pestering us also reproduce asexualy via cell devision and or fragmentation.I'm not 100% but in my view most algae and bacteria have spores. Any spores taken into a 25w+ UV and a flow rate of under 600L will neutralise them. Thus helping prevent their buildup?