I was fixing up my makeshift T5 light housing today and I noticed a sticker from AGA that said inspection passed October 96... which means the light housing itself was 18 years old...and was bought after the tank. Which makes the 40 long around 20+ years old. Older then me most likely. It's an AGA 40.
Out of curiosity, how old is your oldest tank? I hear so many stories lately of tanks going bad after 5 years, and I'm curious, does anyone else have some ancient tanks?
This tank, aside from some small scratches still looks good. Not a single leak, and doesn't bow at all (center brace though). Silicone job on it was done beautifully as well..
The Aquaclear 802 on it has gone through both saltwater (was a reef tank for quite some time) and freshwater too, and still works like an absolute champ. Have a spare 802 underneath the tank I used a week ago to move water in my 10 gallon that ran beautifully as well. The instruction manual has disintegrated though
Silicone is a bit worn, but still solid. Tank next to it is a 55 gallon AGA as well, though Rats seem to take a liking to Silicone lol.
So other question: Do you have any ancient equipment that has stood through the test of time and still runs?