When it comes to radiotherapy, the first thing that comes to mind is that when we're suffering from malignant tumors, we're treating cancer as an adjuvant therapy to inhibit the growth of cancer cells.
The "radioactive therapy" in the fish tank refers to the use of ultraviolet germicidal lamp to irradiate diseased fish or to use it in feed water, so as to achieve the role of disease prevention and treatment. What is the effect of germicidal lamp? Today, we will discuss the problem with you, hoping to bring some help to the fish friends.
1. Functional mechanism.
Germicidal lamps are now available on the market have a fixed wavelength, respectively is 185.nm, 253.7nm, 253um wavelength light can be well absorbed the bacteria, resulting in the genetic material of DNA cells to kill bacteria to destroy.
The wavelength of 185nm light wave can produce ozone, ozone is a common fungicide, can destroy the cell structure of pathogens, oxidation of intracellular degradation enzymes, inhibit the growth of bacteria until death.
2, the actual effect.
Just like human radiation treatment of tumors, can only partially alleviate the disease, can not fundamentally solve the problem, bactericidal lamp is almost the same.
It just passable treatment of fish diseases, its biggest function is to kill pathogens in feed water exists, once the bacteria invade the fish body, the sterilizing lamp effect will be greatly reduced. So it has obvious effect on the tank explosion explosion of bacteria, algae, clear water, get rid of the smell of fish is very effective, is the role of prevention rather than cure.
3, large side effects.
The use of germicidal lamp in the aquarium can be said to kill one thousand, since the loss of eight hundred, beneficial bacteria to feed in the water will also bring harm, especially in the nitrifying bacteria feeding water floating, may be wiped out. If you face fish directly in the fish tank, only to open sterilization lamp, fish can not stand, even if it killed the fish, but also to the health of fish hidden dangers, so that the fish become very fragile. There is the nitrate in the fish tank after sterilization lamp irradiation will be reduced to nitrite, destroyed the water quality of feeding, the fish buried a security risk.
4, reasonable use.
Although the bactericidal lamp has so many side effects, it seems terrible, but as long as we use it reasonably, it can also reduce the negative effect and can kill bacteria and algae.
It is better to use the filter in the slow flow area and filter the filter to avoid the damage to nitrifying bacteria. There is also the use of sub cylinder, directly in the standby cylinder to open the bactericidal lamp, after the completion of sterilization, the feed water into the filter cylinder.
There are a few nitrifying bacteria in the water, and they don't work when they swim. To make the irradiated water enter the filtration system immediately, and let nitrite become nitrate again, so as to avoid damage to the water quality.
The ultraviolet germicidal lamp of our humanity will cause harm, especially the skin and eyes, you stare at the germicidal lamp as you stare at the sun, so be good protection, especially in children, it is best to stay away from the germicidal lamp.