Does the Green Killing Machine work?
The Green Killing Machine completely cleared my water within days and it has been clear for over 6 months. I would agree that it doesn’t seem to have a strong flow, but it is the UV light that is killing the algae so you really do not want the water to rush through the device.
How long does a Green Killing Machine last?
UVC bulbs typically last about 6-9 months in constant use. Some bulbs can last up to a year. To lengthen the service of your bulb, we suggest once your water is sparkling clear for 7 full days, start using your UV on a limited as needed basis. Run it with your light timer or only on weekends, etc.
How do you clean a Green Killing Machine?
Maintenance. Unplug the power adaptor from the wall outlet every three to five weeks and remove the Green Killing Machine sterilizer unit from the aquarium. Remove the end cap from the unit, take the filtration sponge out of the end cap and rinse under tap water until it is clean.
Is the green killing machine safe?
The Green* Killing Machine is the ONLY Internal UV System that is safety certified by Underwriters Laboratories (UL). Other units have NO US safety certifications. DON’T RISK HARM TO YOUR FISH – use a certified-safe GKM. Made in an EPA registered establishment.
How long does it take a UV sterilizer to clear green water?
It took four or five days for the green water to clear up in my experience. After a few days the color changes to a more greyish green, and it takes a few more days for the water to get clear.
When should I replace my green killing machine?
every 6 to 9 months
The Green Killing Machine 24W Internal UV System Bulb should be replaced every 6 to 9 months (assuming it is used constantly).
Do UV sterilizers work in an aquarium?
As aquarium water flows through the UV system, it gets exposed to the light and gets sterilized. The UV-C light of UV sterilizer destroys the nucleic acids and disrupts the DNA of microorganisms which make them unable to perform their vital cellular activities. And that’s how the UV sterilizer works in an aquarium.
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.
What size UV sterilizer do I need?
Bulb wattage is the most important factor to consider when purchasing a UV sterilizer, but it’s not the only one. The right flow rate is also essential. 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.
Where do you put UV light in fish tank?
A UV can be placed inline, either on the inlet or outlet tube of an external filter and hidden away in the aquarium cabinet.