i bought it used. ive had it for a few months. but i never got around to ordering the part. so i have never used it more than a little bit. i tried to fix the broken piece but them it leaked. so i didnt use it after that thats why i would recommend getting the replacement part. mine would come with hoses, and eheim intake/output. i can try to find out how long the previous owner had it
i bought one off craigslist like new and one the way home i dropped the head on the carpet and it cracked (just the plastic) i re glued it and all it needs is the shaft(i have the impeller) and it will run like new. Asking 25 plus shipping.