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    All hooked up and running, like I said before only two lights for now the third one is capped off but I can just slide another sleeve and lamp in there.
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    Just out of curiosity what are you using in your pool filter for media?

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    Very nice and thanks for sharing the photos and experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whiskyb View Post
    Just out of curiosity what are you using in your pool filter for media?
    Just the bioballs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woopud View Post
    All hooked up and running, like I said before only two lights for now the third one is capped off but I can just slide another sleeve and lamp in there.
    Did you end up using multiple ballasts?
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    For now I'm using the original Aqua ballasts I had, still have to look for the single ballast.

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    Working on setting up a different pump, right now it's a 1.5 HP two speed 110V, I found a "new" 4.5 HP two speed 230V motor and just ordered a leaf trap online, should pump about double the amount of water and run less Amps.

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    My ES5500 that I bought from Birdman (cheap plug) is 110v 280watt and 2.5amps. I have it on my 5000gallon pond and it seems to move alot of water efficiently for me. A 4.5hp seems huge?

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    It's supposed to pump about 6200 GPH, my ponds total to around 8,000 Gallons.

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    New pump hooked up and running, normally runs on "low" and just use the "high: setting when doing a backwash or rinse. Pumps plenty of water! It took a while for the water to clear up (4 weeks) but I can see at least 2 feet deep now, very happy with the result!

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    UV light PVC length

    Quote Originally Posted by woopud View Post
    So, here's some pics to start with, turned out that I don't need the 3/4" couplings at all, my Aqua quartz sleeve fits perfectly in a 1/2" compression coupling. Now I have to figure out how to connect the 1/2" coupling to the 2" pipe. After some browsing I found out that it fits very snug into a 1 1/4" plug, problem is how to connect the plug to the 2" PVC? (I know I have to drill a hole in the plug).
    Hi Woopud,
    Could you tell me what is the length for the 2" PVC?

    I am interested in building this UV. Could someone let me know which ballast I should get?

    Thanks,
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    Hi, all - I've recently purchased a home with an existing pond that needs help, including adding UV filtering / sterilization. Pond is approx 12k gallons. So to add enough capacity for UV sterilization, that's going to cost a bit... thus i looked for a DIY option. Lots of good info on this thread; the last post is a bit dated though so I am curious how well your setups are working and/or if someone has a more recent DIY setup with assembly instructions (ideal ) that can be shared.

    Thanks in advance

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    Just a note to anyone building a UV lamp - or simply using one for that matter. The actual amount of UV light emitted by the lamp is VERY dependent upon the temperature of the lamp tube. Peak output is when the tube assembly is 108 degrees F, so if it's run with a tight quartz sleeve, or run without one at all, the lamp's forced to run at water temperature. At 64 degrees F water temperature, UV output is about 1/3 that as advertised. Just that alone seems like it makes sense to always run a sleeve so that the lamp can self-heat to some degree. Source http://asgitrkvwp01/CSIssue_View.asp?IssueNbr=6140 Point being, it may be worth adding a sleeve if you don't have one instead of spending more money on a second bulb and more electricity, and get the same UV for far less expense.
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