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How Long Has Your Equipment Lasted?

Discussion in 'Setup and Filtration' started by HarleyK, Apr 14, 2006.

  1. HarleyK

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    Howdy,

    The members of this site have a huge experience with equipment. Many of us have had fish tanks for years, some for decades. Low-quality sucks, we want equipment that lasts. When we set up a tank, we're in it for the long run!

    What are your favorite brands, what can you rely on? I am not asking for the newest gadget you bought, not for the set-up with the fanciest extras. I also don't want to know what sucks. I want to hear from those of you who have been running one piece of equipment for at least 3 years and would purchase it again if it ever broke (however, hoping it will last for many more years).

    Here is mine:

    Eheim 2211, run-time 16 years, still counting

    Bring it on! :thumbsup:
    HarleyK


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    I know this question might inspire a brand war. But I am counting on your cooperation in keeping this a positive thread. Please only state positive experiences and refrain from negative comments on other member's experiences. Thank you
     
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  2. zekni

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    My favorite longest lasting filters are aquaclear 500s. For the $$, they turn a LOT of water, and last forever. Never had a cannister last that long without something breaking.
     
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    Eheim filters 2213 ran them for at least 10 years and I got them used
    Ebojager heaters I don't think they ever go bad
     
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    Ehiem 2217- 8 years
    Ehiem 2215- 6 years

    These things are bullet proof best investment I ever made.
     
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    RIO

    those pumps are tough


    my 2500 lasted 18 years before it burned out

    i forgot to top off my wet-dry :(
     
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    Fluval 203 last me almost 10 years
    a wet/dry with rio pump 5 years
    Ebo Jager heater 10 years
     
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    Ive had a Little Giant pump on my wet/dry for over 8 yrs and no problems . Would definately use again....Kelly :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
     
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    my oldest is my eheim wet dry canistor 2226 (i think) great unit never clean just shake it i'm lazy! still as quiet as the day i bought it the rest of my equipment is still new went nuts on a boxing day blow out..
     
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    I've got an eheim 2213 that's been running since 1989 without any servicing or replacement parts except the hoses.

    Said that before in other posts but had to say it again because to me it's shocking.

    Would like to hear from others about longest lasting submersible heaters.
     
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    me two i dont trust them yet
     

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