I have a [hair] algae problem, and I was wondering if a UV filter is an effective contributing solution? (In conjunction with water changes, filtration, manual removal, excel, and algae eaters)
The ones on Amazon seem to be around $60, so I was thinking of pursuing a DIY approach. I was...
65 gallon acrylic sump $250
2x 1 1/2in bulkheads on the drain side
1x 1in bulkhead for the return
17ish gallon Amiracle Sump/wetdry $50
1x 1in hole for return. Bio balls included if you wish to use em.
Reeflo Dart Hybrid Super Gold $200 very good condition whisper quiet...
I'm starting up my planted 55gallon this week at some stage...
I probably should have checked this out beforehand.. :-(
(Excuse my ignorance cos this is my first planted tank)
The only plants I will be using are Pygmy Sword Chins and Java Moss (No co2)
I was going to use two HOB filters...
Just got my new setup..
JUWEL Aquarium Rio 400
151 x 51 x 66 cm
2 High-Lite Tube Day 54 W (1200 mm) (12 hour)
2 High-Lite Tube Nature 54 W (1200 mm) (12 hour)
biological and mechanical filtration
EHEIM ecco pro 200
AquaZoinc Universal UV Filter 18W
I keep a 5 gallon planted aquarium with a single female Dwarf Puffer, 3 Ghost shrimp, and 5 Amano shrimp.
I'm wondering if a UV filter would destroy Cyanobacteria, and the other pesky algae's the shrimp don't like to eat.
Or, is a UV filter not even necessary?