Jump to content

Algae


rafawindowcleaning

Recommended Posts

rafawindowcleaning

Hi noticed lately that there seems to be a little bit of algae appearing in my tank. Whats the best method to gey rid? Was thinking liquid bleach in the tank and drian the tank completely ?? Would it.help? I have heard thats not too good idea to.drain tank completely as can create air pockets in the system and might create problems with water flow? Any advice much appreciated as always

Link to post

If it's clear tanks then will be an ongoing issue if sunlight can get to them as the purification process doesn’t filter out micro organisms but does take out tap water chlorine. Funny enough I've noticed algae growth on the sides of plastic tanks don't seem to affect the tds at all. I usually just jet wash them out once or twice a year then flush the crud out. You could use bleach to wash them out too but I have never bothered myself.

 

You can also get mains electric UV pond inline filters that will kill micro bugs too. Again I have never bothered as the pure water never stays in the holdind tanks long enough to warrant this.

 

Best solution is to get tanks that don't let sunlight through so the micro organisms in the water don't multiply.

 

Hi noticed lately that there seems to be a little bit of algae appearing in my tank. Whats the best method to gey rid? Was thinking liquid bleach in the tank and drian the tank completely ?? Would it.help? I have heard thats not too good idea to.drain tank completely as can create air pockets in the system and might create problems with water flow? Any advice much appreciated as always
Link to post
Guest sdrah
If it's clear tanks then will be an ongoing issue if sunlight can get to them as the purification process doesn’t filter out micro organisms but does take out tap water chlorine. Funny enough I've noticed algae growth on the sides of plastic tanks don't seem to affect the tds at all. I usually just jet wash them out once or twice a year then flush the crud out. You could use bleach to wash them out too but I have never bothered myself.

 

You can also get mains electric UV pond inline filters that will kill micro bugs too. Again I have never bothered as the pure water never stays in the holdind tanks long enough to warrant this.

 

Best solution is to get tanks that don't let sunlight through so the micro organisms in the water don't multiply.

 

is the water good to drink ?! as I do drink occasionally and sometimes the water is a bit over a week since has been produced ..

Link to post

I would not drink purified water myself... :rolleyes:

 

That's why mains tap water is safe to drink from a kichen tap as has chlorine added to kill all the bugs. As soon as you start messing with tap water i.e. putting it through an ro the chlorine is removed.

 

is the water good to drink ?! as I do drink occasionally and sometimes the water is a bit over a week since has been produced ..
Link to post

has anyone tried the tablets you can get for motorhome tanks etc, iv got a little bit on the far side of my tank that i cant get too and am wanting to try somethingthat i could fill and leave for the weekend then drain and fill a few times before i go back out on monday?

Link to post

I use milton baby steriliser in my tanks once every now and then, but mainly before holidays where they are dormant for a couple of weeks. And more to do with legionaries disease than algae

  • Like 1
Link to post

So how much would you need to put in for say a full 1000 ltr ibc?

 

I use milton baby steriliser in my tanks once every now and then, but mainly before holidays where they are dormant for a couple of weeks. And more to do with legionaries disease than algae
Link to post

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.