We sterilize the aquarium for the health of aquarium plants and fish.
The health of aquarium fish largely depends on the favorable bacteria that multiply on filters. Therefore, when sterilizing the aquarium, it is necessary to destroy harmful elements (parasites, fungi, viruses, etc.) and maintain favorable ones. If you completely abandon the sterilization of the aquarium, then harmful bacteria can quickly develop in the water, which cause serious harm to the health of the fish. To sterilize water in an aquarium, 2 methods are used: ultraviolet and ozone.
Ozone effectively destroys organic pollutants and pathogenic bacteria. This gas is created by a special device that produces electrical discharges in dry air. For efficient ozone generation, it is recommended that you first dry the air in the room. Gas must not enter the aquarium. Ozone is deadly for aquarium fish.
Ultraviolet sterilizers effectively destroy the DNA of living organisms. It is recommended to use lamps with ultraviolet light with a wavelength of 250 angstroms. To process 120 liters of water per hour, you need to use up to 100,000 mW / s per square centimeter.