UV Lights and Bacteria UV Lights and Bacteria Will a UV light interfere with bacteria?
Webb's Exclusive Offers: FREE Shipping and Discount Code View for details
Main Banner
Webb's Pond Resources
Location
Home / Webb's Pond Resources / How-To Articles / UV Lights and Bacteria

UV Lights and Bacteria

UV Lights and Bacteria

Hi, I'm Joe from webbsonline and today I'm going to briefly discuss UV lights and bacteria.

So, the big question - Will a UV light interfere with bacteria?

Clean your pond

The short answer - Yes, it can. Ultraviolet light does not discriminate what it kills. If good bacteria passes over the light it will be destroyed. So, I would recommend that you turn off the UV light for about 2-3 days after application. This is when the bacteria are growing most rapidly and when they are the most sensitive to the UV light. This will give the bacteria proper time to colonize.

Clean your pond

When I say colonize , think of the bacteria as microorganisms with a whole bunch of grabby little hands. Once added to the pond it grabs onto the first thing it can and colonizes there. Mainly the side walls of the pond, biological filter media, and such.

Clean your pond

For additional information on bacteria or UV Clarifiers please don't hesitate to call. I'm Joe from webbsonline.

Article Posted: 10/13/2017 03:53:58 PM

Shop Our Store for These Items

22345 - Microbe-Lift PL 1 gallon (MPN 10PLG4)
$79.95 $39.95 (Save 50%)
137 Points | Out Of Stock
21671 - Laguna 14W UV Sterilizer/Clarifier (MPN PT1671)
$179.99 $165.99 (Save 8%)
295 Points | In Stock
FREE $20.00 Webb's Bonus Gift Certificate

Related Articles

5 Easy Tips For Fall Pond Care

Performing these 5 easy steps will ensure a healthy pond and an easy spring start-up.

Article Posted: 09/06/2017 05:48:08 PM

Testing the UV Light On Your Laguna Pressure-Flo Filter

As a warning - you will be exposing a lit UV bulb - Do NOT look directly at the light. Use your peripheral vision.

Article Posted: 08/22/2017 10:21:15 AM

OxiClear Review

What's great about OxiClear, is how fast it works. It's ability to work so quickly is through a powerful oxidation reaction that occurs when OxiClear comes in direct contact with the algae.

Article Posted: 08/22/2017 09:23:18 AM

Tetra GreenFree UV Clarifier Review

The Tetra GreenFree UV clarifier is an external, in-line unit ideal for new or existing, small to medium sized ponds. Designed to eliminate that unsightly green or pea soup colored water.

Article Posted: 06/22/2017 01:57:34 PM

Join Us on Facebook
Banner Adverts
advert 12 days of christmas day8
Giftcertificate stocking stuffers
Free Shipping 39 June 2017
Recent Articles

Elf On The Shelf

12/14/2017 03:23:45 PM: Elf on the shelf

Check Out Our Pun Sales!

12/07/2017 11:35:10 AM: Check Out Our Pun Sales!

Cyber Monday Sale!

11/20/2017 02:22:16 PM: JoeBot89000 delivers a Cyber Monday message!

Black Friday Sale!

11/20/2017 02:18:05 PM: Get ready for the Webb's Water Gardens Black Friday Sale!

Login Status
Webb's Water Gardens
Your Cart
Your Cart: Empty
Quick Store Search
Browse
Online Store Search
© 1981-2017 Webb's Water Gardens, all rights reserved worldwide.
Software: Kryptronic eCommerce, Copyright 1999-2017 Kryptronic, Inc. Exec Time: 0.086734 Seconds Memory Usage: 10.002075 Megabytes
Kryptronic