Apr 19, 2002, 11:09 AM
Post #20 of 22
Gee, didn't know that UV's take up a lot of power. Geez, had I known, I'd have switched off the UV to save on the power bill!! Just keeping in running 'cos I thought I'd like it sterilise the water as a 'just-in-case'.
I'm currently running 2 uvs on my pond and previously I had 2 Grundfos pumps running at 800W/hr. Electricity bill to run the bloody pond came out RM350plus per month!! (Just to run the pond24/7)
So much for me designing the pond to be 'big and powerful'. LOL
Do you know exactly how much it cost to run the UV's per month?
I've cut back my power bill considerably by replacing my Grundfos pumps with Tsurumi pumps (run at 150W/hr and has almost the same output..... not that much head, but I don't need the head.). Anyone use Tsurumi pumps? Any problems with 'em?
If I were to design another large pond, I'd really consider FOK pumps. Hugely reduces the running cost of the pond in the long run.
Just a 'lil warning to our new young friend Newgen, this hobby can get pretty damn expensive without you knowing it .... but we love our kois nonetheless.