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Old 01-03-2004, 11:55 AM
Oxymel of Squill
 
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Anyone kno anything about uv lamps in filters. The advice is always to
replace them each year, but mine is chrotling merrily through its third year
and the pond is perfectly clear.

Do uv lamps deteriorate slowly or just stop? Is there any reason to replace
them beyond giving profit to lamp makers?

cheers

Jon


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Old 02-03-2004, 03:32 PM
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"Oxymel of Squill" wrote in message
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Anyone kno anything about uv lamps in filters. The advice is always to
replace them each year, but mine is chrotling merrily through its third

year
and the pond is perfectly clear.

Do uv lamps deteriorate slowly or just stop? Is there any reason to

replace
them beyond giving profit to lamp makers?

cheers

Jon



I go by the old adage "if it ain't broke, don't fix it".


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Old 07-03-2004, 12:05 AM
how
 
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Hi,
If your UV has been running for three years it is not effective any more.
The fact that the light still glows is not a factor. They lose their
effectiveness gradually as time passes losing, IIRC, about 60% in the first
9 months. The good news is that your water is clear. I would not replace the
bulb at this time. IMHO UV clarifiers are usually not required.
To reply personally remember no "NEWS" is good.

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Old 07-03-2004, 12:02 PM
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"Oxymel of Squill" wrote in message
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Anyone kno anything about uv lamps in filters. The advice is always to
replace them each year, but mine is chrotling merrily through its third

year
and the pond is perfectly clear.

Do uv lamps deteriorate slowly or just stop? Is there any reason to

replace
them beyond giving profit to lamp makers?

cheers

Jon



I go by the old adage "if it ain't broke, don't fix it".


But it`s best to clean and maintain it. Like a car, it needs a service now
and again or it breaks while your doing 70 down the motorway!

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