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Old September 12th 03, 07:37 PM
Susan H. Simko
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The s.o.'s parents keep insisting that I will need a UV light on my
pond. I keep telling them that I don't want one. (They're willing to
buy it.) The pond is clear now and has been except for the first algae
blush that one gets with new water/new pond. (Pond's been in for three
months - fish are healthy, plants are happy, and all the other critters
seem to be ecstatic.) Is there any other reason to get a UV filter
aside for algae control?

I've been more or less told I'm stubborn. (Well, yeah. *grin*) My
feeling is that a UV filter will kill things other than bad algae and if
one does not need one to control algae, that they should be avoided.

What say you all?

Susan
shsimko at duke dot edu

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Old September 12th 03, 08:50 PM
Sam Hopkins
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Yeah it'll stop bacterial blooms and help kill ich parasites. It doesnt kill
anything you need for your pond.

Everyone who's gotten a UV light usually posts, "I CANT BELIEVE I'VE LIVED
SO LONG WITHOUT ONE."



"Susan H. Simko" wrote in message
...
The s.o.'s parents keep insisting that I will need a UV light on my
pond. I keep telling them that I don't want one. (They're willing to
buy it.) The pond is clear now and has been except for the first algae
blush that one gets with new water/new pond. (Pond's been in for three
months - fish are healthy, plants are happy, and all the other critters
seem to be ecstatic.) Is there any other reason to get a UV filter
aside for algae control?

I've been more or less told I'm stubborn. (Well, yeah. *grin*) My
feeling is that a UV filter will kill things other than bad algae and if
one does not need one to control algae, that they should be avoided.

What say you all?

Susan
shsimko at duke dot edu



  #3  
Old September 12th 03, 08:50 PM
Sam Hopkins
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Default UV Lights

Yeah it'll stop bacterial blooms and help kill ich parasites. It doesnt kill
anything you need for your pond.

Everyone who's gotten a UV light usually posts, "I CANT BELIEVE I'VE LIVED
SO LONG WITHOUT ONE."



"Susan H. Simko" wrote in message
...
The s.o.'s parents keep insisting that I will need a UV light on my
pond. I keep telling them that I don't want one. (They're willing to
buy it.) The pond is clear now and has been except for the first algae
blush that one gets with new water/new pond. (Pond's been in for three
months - fish are healthy, plants are happy, and all the other critters
seem to be ecstatic.) Is there any other reason to get a UV filter
aside for algae control?

I've been more or less told I'm stubborn. (Well, yeah. *grin*) My
feeling is that a UV filter will kill things other than bad algae and if
one does not need one to control algae, that they should be avoided.

What say you all?

Susan
shsimko at duke dot edu



  #4  
Old September 13th 03, 01:27 AM
Hank
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Susan, I use one early in the season to control that first algae
bloom. After my plants and barley straw kick in I store it away till
next year. It is nice not to have to deal with pea soup and early in
the season there isn't too much "good stuff" to kill anyway.

http://community.webshots.com/user/hankpage1

"Susan H. Simko" wrote in message
...
The s.o.'s parents keep insisting that I will need a UV light on my
pond. I keep telling them that I don't want one. (They're willing

to
buy it.) The pond is clear now and has been except for the first

algae
blush that one gets with new water/new pond. (Pond's been in for

three
months - fish are healthy, plants are happy, and all the other

critters
seem to be ecstatic.) Is there any other reason to get a UV filter
aside for algae control?

I've been more or less told I'm stubborn. (Well, yeah. *grin*) My
feeling is that a UV filter will kill things other than bad algae

and if
one does not need one to control algae, that they should be avoided.

What say you all?

Susan
shsimko at duke dot edu




  #5  
Old September 13th 03, 01:27 AM
Hank
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Default UV Lights

Susan, I use one early in the season to control that first algae
bloom. After my plants and barley straw kick in I store it away till
next year. It is nice not to have to deal with pea soup and early in
the season there isn't too much "good stuff" to kill anyway.

http://community.webshots.com/user/hankpage1

"Susan H. Simko" wrote in message
...
The s.o.'s parents keep insisting that I will need a UV light on my
pond. I keep telling them that I don't want one. (They're willing

to
buy it.) The pond is clear now and has been except for the first

algae
blush that one gets with new water/new pond. (Pond's been in for

three
months - fish are healthy, plants are happy, and all the other

critters
seem to be ecstatic.) Is there any other reason to get a UV filter
aside for algae control?

I've been more or less told I'm stubborn. (Well, yeah. *grin*) My
feeling is that a UV filter will kill things other than bad algae

and if
one does not need one to control algae, that they should be avoided.

What say you all?

Susan
shsimko at duke dot edu




  #6  
Old September 13th 03, 05:19 PM
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nope
nope

Ingrid

"Susan H. Simko" wrote:
Is there any other reason to get a UV filter
aside for algae control?

I've been more or less told I'm stubborn. (Well, yeah. *grin*) My
feeling is that a UV filter will kill things other than bad algae and if
one does not need one to control algae, that they should be avoided.



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Old September 13th 03, 05:19 PM
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nope
nope

Ingrid

"Susan H. Simko" wrote:
Is there any other reason to get a UV filter
aside for algae control?

I've been more or less told I'm stubborn. (Well, yeah. *grin*) My
feeling is that a UV filter will kill things other than bad algae and if
one does not need one to control algae, that they should be avoided.



~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
List Manager: Puregold Goldfish List
http://puregold.aquaria.net/
www.drsolo.com
Solve the problem, dont waste energy finding who's to blame
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Unfortunately, I receive no money, gifts, discounts or other
compensation for all the damn work I do, nor for any of the
endorsements or recommendations I make.
  #8  
Old September 15th 03, 10:02 PM
Andrew Burgess
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"Sam Hopkins" writes:

Yeah it'll stop bacterial blooms and help kill ich parasites. It doesnt kill
anything you need for your pond.


How can it tell?

  #9  
Old September 15th 03, 10:02 PM
Andrew Burgess
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"Sam Hopkins" writes:

Yeah it'll stop bacterial blooms and help kill ich parasites. It doesnt kill
anything you need for your pond.


How can it tell?

  #10  
Old September 16th 03, 04:27 PM
mad
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that is a sensible idea. if i were to have a UV, that is the way i'd do it.
mad
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From: "Hank"
Reply-To: "Hank"
Newsgroups: rec.ponds
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2003 20:27:19 -0400
Subject: UV Lights

Susan, I use one early in the season to control that first algae
bloom. After my plants and barley straw kick in I store it away till
next year. It is nice not to have to deal with pea soup and early in
the season there isn't too much "good stuff" to kill anyway.

http://community.webshots.com/user/hankpage1

"Susan H. Simko" wrote in message
...
The s.o.'s parents keep insisting that I will need a UV light on my
pond. I keep telling them that I don't want one. (They're willing

to
buy it.) The pond is clear now and has been except for the first

algae
blush that one gets with new water/new pond. (Pond's been in for

three
months - fish are healthy, plants are happy, and all the other

critters
seem to be ecstatic.) Is there any other reason to get a UV filter
aside for algae control?

I've been more or less told I'm stubborn. (Well, yeah. *grin*) My
feeling is that a UV filter will kill things other than bad algae

and if
one does not need one to control algae, that they should be avoided.

What say you all?

Susan
shsimko at duke dot edu







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