What's the OLDEST piece of equipment you have running on your tank?

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How old is the OLDEST piece of equipment you have running on your tank?

  • Less than a year

    Votes: 55 12.0%
  • 1 - 2 Year

    Votes: 80 17.4%
  • 3 - 4 Year

    Votes: 87 18.9%
  • 5 - 7 Year

    Votes: 81 17.6%
  • 8 - 10 Year

    Votes: 45 9.8%
  • 10+ Years (do tell)

    Votes: 112 24.3%

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revhtree

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Longevity of reefing equipment is a good thing of course and we should celebrate those pumps, lights and gear that has stood the test of salty time! So let's do it today and talk about the aquarium equipment that keeps on keeping on!

What's the OLDEST piece of equipment you have running on your tank and how old is it?

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I have a Rio return pump I bought in 2000 that is still running on my current tank. I also have an Ehiem heater I bought in 2005 that has been in my mixing container for the last 10 years (it was only on the tank for two years and then sat in a bin 4 years).
 

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Well its not running on my tank but I use it to make new saltwater. Its a 20+ year old MJ1200. Never replaced the impeller or anything other than rinse it out. It is getting ready to go into a tub to start cycling some dryrock for a new build in the coming months.
 

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Some of my powrheads are probably from the 80s and my diatom filters are from the 60s.

My reverse undergravel ran for 40 years before I moved and needed a larger one and I don't remember when I built my skimmer, but it was decades ago.





 

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Some of my powrheads are probably from the 80s and my diatom filters are from the 60s.

My reverse undergravel ran for 40 years before I moved and needed a larger one and I don't remember when I built my skimmer, but it was decades ago.





Wow. I remember these Aqua clear 402/802 powergeads. Hahah. Used to be one of my best sellers in London UK 25+years ago.
 

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Everything I have is old! I have two MP40's from 2005 (Dry side only....wetsides have been replaced). I'm also a ReefKeeper 2 user and purchased two used around 2008 or so, and don't know how old they are.
 
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What is the best "cleaning product" or home recipe for cleaning reef tank equipment?

  • Water and scrubbing

    Votes: 51 12.3%
  • Citric Acid

    Votes: 205 49.6%
  • Vinegar

    Votes: 131 31.7%
  • Hydrogen peroxide

    Votes: 10 2.4%
  • Lemon Juice

    Votes: 1 0.2%
  • Other (please explain)

    Votes: 15 3.6%
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