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Summer has started very early here in FL and I have pea soup green water already. I guess I need a UV light.

Does anyone have any suggestions on where to get one or a brand name. So much of what you see online nowadays seems to be like so much junk. I previously had a Jabao 55 UV light and it work for a while but it wasn't very well made.
 
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yes. no uv spend the money on a bog filter. uv kills the algae cells yes but it just make food in its death for the next wave of algae
 
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Plants plants and more plants no need for a uv light. I do filter with a huge bog, I never get green water and or string algae in the big pond .
Do have a lot of plants that do my filtering for me.
 
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Agree, no UV, use bog plants and perhaps add some shade with decorative plants along the perimeter such as potted palms etc.
 
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In my opinion whether or not one should invest in a UV sterilizer, depends on what setup a person has (just my opinion)

My ponds are both hybrids (I have both rocks and plants but not enough of either) and I use, and totally love my UV lights!

I have the exact one in both ponds 55W Jebao https://www.amazon.com/Jebao-Clarifier-Sterilizer-Aquarium-Fountain/dp/B00JDTXHI6/ref=sr_1_8?crid=TW1X4E8DQWIJ&dchild=1&keywords=pond+uv+light+sterilizer&qid=1585326825&sprefix=pond+uv+light,aps,165&sr=8-8
Thanks. I've actually purchased that one in the past. It worked but didn't last very long.

My pond is a raised pond so setting up a bog would be challenging. Plus it is already in the 90's here for the foreseable future (not bog building weather). I'm not in a position with everything that is going on right now to take on a major redo on my pond
 
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Thanks. I've actually purchased that one in the past. It worked but didn't last very long.

My pond is a raised pond so setting up a bog would be challenging. Plus it is already in the 90's here for the foreseable future (not bog building weather). I'm not in a position with everything that is going on right now to take on a major redo on my pond
It may not be as much work as you think. your desires may be a lot of work but in only takes the bog being a few inches higher then your pond to make it work.
 
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How big is the pond? If not too big, perhaps move it to a location with more shade? If not, can you shade it with some potted plants around the perimeter? Do you have any palm trees in your yard?
 

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