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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-16-2020, 02:09 AM Thread Starter
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Mature tanks....

Who has mature tanks that have been chugging along for years? If so, post how long your tank has been going....Would love to see anyone that has had a tank going for a decade or more 🙂
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I have an 8.5 year old 24 x 24 inch cube aquarium that has been going for 8.5 years. Same filter it started with.
It is not a "planted tank" per sey. I mean, I plant plants in it routinely and, then, they routinely die.

I have discus in this tank, it is low tech, lots of water changes and high heat. Not a good mix for plant growth.

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13 years. Hope its not unlucky. Id like to think that some of the bacteria can trace their lineage all the way back to the beginning.

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I have a pair of 125 gallon tanks that haven't been broken down since before I joined this forum. They're going strong but are in need of an overhaul one of these days. Once in a while I move some hardscape during a water change and the sludge is unreal in the areas that don't get gravel vacc'ed regularly.

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