Where do you place the Green Killing Machine?
Installation. Turn off the aquarium’s existing air bubbler. Fit the air bubbler hose to the nipple on the Green Killing Machine UV sterilizer. Submerse the Green Killing Machine sterilizer in the aquarium and use the suction cups to attach the Green Killing Machine to the desired location on the aquarium tank wall.
Is the Green Killing Machine worth it?
I run this same uv sterilizer, the green killing machine and it’s amazing. There are no complaints yet and I have had it for almost 7 months. In addition it controls its own flow, so it’s already getting the max time with the uv bulb. I run my 24/7 for two weeks, then off for about a month give or take.
How long do you run Green Killing Machine?
UV Bulb lasts for 6 to 9 months. To maximize UV bulb life, use the Green Killing Machine when you have green water problem, switch OFF when water becomes clean; or turn it on for 8 hours a day only.
Can Green Killing Machine be submerged?
They are designed to be fully submerged so should still be good. Thank you.
Should I run my UV sterilizer all the time?
An aquarium UV steriliser should be switched on and running for 24 hours per day, every day. Exceptions would be setting the tank up before there are any fish in it, adding beneficial bacteria to the water, as UV light kills bacteria, or if you are using a medication that stipulates that UVs should be turned off.
How long does the bulb last in Green Killing Machine?
6 to 9 months
UV bulbs lasts for 6 to 9 months, assuming constant use. Sealed UV bulb design – avoid UV housing deteriorate, fresh with every bulb change. Once your water is clear, there is no need to keep your Green Killing Machine UV System ON 24/7.
How many watts UV Sterilizer do I need?
As a rule of thumb, you need 10 watts for every 75 gallons of salt water. For fresh water, 10 watts per 150 gallons of water volume works well. Since outdoor ponds get sunlight daily, which is an excellent UV source, you won’t need a strong sterilizer. Ten watts for every 1,000 gallons of pond water is sufficient.
How long does a UV light take to clear an aquarium?
How Fast Does UV Light Kill Algae? Any algae you see in your aquarium will eventually die. However, there is no guarantee that all of the easily visible algae (such as black spots on brown plants) will be killed within 12 to 24 hours.
How long should a UV light be on in an aquarium?
How long do you run a UV sterilizer?
For sterilizing surgical instruments in a medium UV box, it might take 5-10 min. For sterilizing an 8-foot biosafety cabinet in a lab, a common recommendation is 30 min.
Can I run a UV sterilizer 24 7?
Running it 24/7 will help reduce algae as you have seen. Biggest thing for me these days is avoiding a dino bloom and UV is very effective at this.
Can you replace the bulb in the Green Killing Machine?
Bulb is not replaceable as shown, this bulb is useless for the Green Killing Machine, must buy full plastic unit to replace.
What size UVC do I need?
As a rule of thumb, use 10W of UV light per 1000 gallons for ‘clarification’, and 30 watts of UV light per 1000 gallons for ‘sterilization’.
How do you size a UV sterilizer?
The maximum flow rate should be greater than the number of gallons in the system (tank & sump). For example, if you have a 100 gallon tank and want to control parasites, you would need a minimum 18 W UV with a maximum flow rate of 100 gph. A 25 W UV at a flow rate of 150 gph would be preferable.