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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ClownWrangler

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Not running on my tank but my D-D aquarium solution refractometer...it has been with me for over a decade, still as good as day one and never once required a recalibration in all that time, you get what you pay for unlike these cheap Amazon and Ebay junk ones

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I know what you mean. I have a cheap Amazon one. Its accurate and easy to calibrate, but the "ATC" is for automatic temperature correction, which is a lie on the one I have as it needs calibrated whenever the ambient temperature changes.
 

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Just upgraded my 120 gal. AGA tank from 1994 this year (although I did have to reseal it once). Also still rocking my Tuboflotor 1000 from 2000 on my softie tank. Have an Iwaki from 2000 too but it’s been relegated to backup duty.
Also use a Penguin 550 power head as a utility pump from ???? Don’t even know…thing might have shown up like Annabelle…
 

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I have a 10 year old Aqua-C Skimmer ev-240 still running, about to replace it with a Lifereef skimmer. Aslo have a reef devil skimmer on my Grow out tank. A 15 year old Dolphin 3000/4000 pump still kicking. Just replacing the seals
 

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I have two hand me down aqueon heaters and a koralia 240 probably 8-ish years old at this point, but I only use these for mixing salt.

My oldest piece of continuous use equipment is a 6 year old ReefBreeders Photon 24 v1. Still trucking along over my 40 now.

I also had my day one Aquaclear 70 hit 6 years before I finally replaced it with a new one. Still worked fine, despite being packed with vermetids and missing an impeller fin. Sure, flow wasn't 100 with the missing fin, but it was the vermetid horror show that made me trash it.
 

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That nickel covered brass temperature gauge to the left of the top of my "very cool" skimmer I took from the Plaza Hotel when I renovated the place. It is from 1907. So about 114 years or so. Give or take.

But I wasn't quite there then. :cool: It is still on my tank.

 

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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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My tank is only about 18 months old, do nothing has had to stand the test of time yet. I was encouraged to see a few posts regarding the longevity of Ecotech stuff. I have two MP10 and one MP40 and if they made it a decade that would be fantastic!
 
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What is the best "cleaning product" or home recipe for cleaning reef tank equipment?

  • Water and scrubbing

    Votes: 54 12.8%
  • Citric Acid

    Votes: 209 49.6%
  • Vinegar

    Votes: 131 31.1%
  • Hydrogen peroxide

    Votes: 11 2.6%
  • Lemon Juice

    Votes: 1 0.2%
  • Other (please explain)

    Votes: 15 3.6%
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