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    Diy Amalgam UV without the Koi tax, possible?

    Firstly, what makes an amalgam work differently. Is it just the bulb or is the ballast different too? First glance suggests it's just the bulb. Anyone know any different?
    If it's just the bulb then I think this is very do-able.

    "The Air Aqua Amalgam Submersible UV 80 watt provides radiation with a wavelength of 253.7nm which is generated by the special light source UV lamp,"

    I fancy an 80w Amalgam to drop into my anoxic tank, but 255-355 for an 11 ballast on Aliexpress, a 45-65 bulb (I haven't found the Chinese alternative yet) then some fittings to find. I already have numerous quartz options from my last DIY submersible UV that I think could be long enough for a 40w amalgam I think...


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    2660 Gallons. 4" Bottom Drain and Skimmer. Draco Solum 16 Drum. Anoxic Filtration. Air lift returns.

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    Don't think I could do it much cheaper. I could put the ballast in a water proof box I have...

    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005...8daHldrzl&mp=1
    2660 Gallons. 4" Bottom Drain and Skimmer. Draco Solum 16 Drum. Anoxic Filtration. Air lift returns.

 

 

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