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Equipment that did not stand up to the test of time

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I would like to start the opposite thread. What equipment do you own that did not stand up to the test of time?

I will go first my Eheim skimmer 350. It still works great but the suction cups it comes with are crap and did not last long. Problem? No way to replace them so that sucks.
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A recent disappointment: Tidal filters. Bought two to put on my 30 gallons and they were total junk. Plugged up constantly. Noisy as all get-out with snails and gravel constantly bouncing around in the casing. They drove me to distraction with their need for constant tampering.
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It blows my mind that suction cups are used to hold things intended to last for many years underwater when suction cups themselves seem to be good for only 3-4 years underwater.

To the subject, I'll mention the well-designed Tunze powerheads. They use a magnet to affix to the tank which is nice, but I don't think I still have a single one running currently. And I bet I've bought ten of them over the years. Also Ebo Jaegar heaters used to be my go-to brand but after a while every one I owned started getting moisture inside of them.
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I'm on board with the suction cup hate... if only someone made magnets with standard sized suction cup nubs instead of just with zip ties or prongs to hold tubes/hoses. I suppose I could just superglue them in place?
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Equipment that did not stand up to the test of time

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I would like to start the opposite thread. What equipment do you own that did not stand up to the test of time?



I will go first my Eheim skimmer 350. It still works great but the suction cups it comes with are crap and did not last long. Problem? No way to replace them so that sucks.

Technically it doesnít suck.

I second suction cups. Either they fail to stick at all, or they become bonded with the strength of Hercules so you can barely get them off (at which point they never stick again).


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I've only been in this hobby a year and I already had to replace my inline hori heater. It slowly stopped working over 4 months. I'd have to turn the temp up on it for it to kick on for lower temps, until I eventually couldn't turn it any higher.
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I'm on board with the suction cup hate... if only someone made magnets with standard sized suction cup nubs instead of just with zip ties or prongs to hold tubes/hoses. I suppose I could just superglue them in place?
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right but it just fits tubes and hoses no? or does the screw hole function as a nub for devices that just have those kinds of suction cups?
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right but it just fits tubes and hoses no? or does the screw hole function as a nub for devices that just have those kinds of suction cups?
You just pic the size clip that fits your whatever and just screw into tank side base. You ignore any previous mounting solutions that came with the device.
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Right so I'd just have to glue it to the devices I am thinking of...
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Hydor filters are garbage. Would never buy one again.


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right but it just fits tubes and hoses no? or does the screw hole function as a nub for devices that just have those kinds of suction cups?
Nope, I see what your saying. Yea it would be nice if they supplied you one with a glue plate on it for rolling your own.
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My Eheim 2217 has been in use for many many years and would be a wonderful timeless equipment if not for the impeller that is designed to break every once in a while and needs replacing.


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Dang I wish I hadn't seen those.

A bit pricey, but if they work well might be worth it.


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I have a few sets of these and they are very pricey in my book , like $8 a piece . I got some on a big sale from one of the online stores years ago . If you need very many it can get expensive . I would also like to add a Sun Sun 302 canister to the list . Only used it for a few months and the catches on the hoses broke/disintegrated . I guess you do get what you pay for .

My wife says if I get one more aquarium she is going to leave me . I sure am going to miss her fried chicken .
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