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    Are all UVs the same?

    I need to upgrade my uv to a 55w version and now see that UVs vary in price from 60 to 200.

    What should I be looking for as reviews vary as wildly as the price?

    Happy new year!



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    HI, i use a E A 55 as a back up uv . As the drum is doing the work now with the 40w amalgam fitted . down side is price on the bulbs . E A 26.00 FOR TWO AND THE 40W AMALGAM 50.00 . Now i have a roof over part of the pond i just use the drum.

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    Didn't rate my ea. Got a tmc and never looked back but freddyboy loves his ea it's all swings and roundabouts the submersible ones all ment to be the dogs but I don't have any experience of them

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    Quote Originally Posted by shumboom View Post
    I need to upgrade my uv to a 55w version and now see that UVs vary in price from 60 to 200.

    What should I be looking for as reviews vary as wildly as the price?

    Happy new year!

    hi mate I have 2x uvs one is as AJ says EA 55watts on one line had this for 3 1\2 years
    and a 30 watt TMC pro on my second line. the TMC I have had this for 15 years
    in my opinion both are good. the EA uvs have been complained about by a few on here. maybe I was lucky and got a good one. but I have no complaints. up to now its done the business.
    you will get different opinions on what is good and not so good.
    fred

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    If of interest I am selling this on Ebay cost over 500 new and with 2 x new bulbs:

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/264358325...84.m1555.l2649

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    Member Rank = Nisai shumboom's Avatar
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    I just noticed that a 55w bulb is the same size as a 30w. Can I just stick a 55w bulb into my proclear 30w?

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    i think i did this once before,iirc and you look under the green cover of uv i think the ballast on them is 28-48w,im positive i had a 55w bulb running in a tmc 30w before,,,,,andi

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