How old is your powerhead

Discussion in 'Pumps and Waterflow' started by Andreas, 25 Jul 2008.

  1. Andreas

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    Hi guys,

    I would like to know what make your powerheads are and how long have they been running in your system?I'm trying to compare the quality of the pumps available.

    Cheerz
     
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    I have about 5 tunzes (either 6060 or 6080's) now about 4years old - all fine.
     
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    Maxijets and Tunze's go forever.
     
  5. Andreas

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    wow 4 years is some time!that says a lot.
     
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    Yeah, but you count the 2 years they haven't be switched on :whistling:
     
  7. Andreas

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    hey, what about your pumps Warr?
     
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    6 , 2, and 1 month
     
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    and i presume those seios are running like well oiled machines?
     
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    Hiya Andreas - I have 2 ReSun WaveMakers - the 1st is around 1.5 years old, the other about 10 months. I have bought 2 2nd hand SEIO M1100's - the one that's still running (I need to replace the other SEIO's impeller), have been in the previous guy's tank for about 1 year prior as well....
    I have one LifeTech return pump (from the sump) that's 2.5 years old and still running, and my Dophin 2000 return pump is 3 years old and still running.
     
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    Eish, they are beauts, I also service them regularly to keep them in top shape. :)
     
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    well done that's the only way things actually last, if you take care of them!;)
     
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    Hi Jacques so the resun Wavemakers are still going strong?have you replaced the impellor on the LifeTech yet?
     
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    I have Tunze's that have been running for 4 years plus, flat out. I've only ever cleaned them once in 4 years. I can't even get the covers off now if I tried because they are encrusted with corraline.
     
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    Hi Andreas - No, I have not replaced the impeller on the LifeTech yet. The ReSuns are going VERY strong. No problems AT ALL with them. I am extremely impressed!

    I dunno what happened to the 2nd SEIO's impeller that I bought 2nd hand, but it is cracked. So, I can only presume it fell.... previous to me...
     
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    I have a couple of First Generation Tunze Electronic power heads still running after 12 years

    George
     
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    They have all been runnnig in a sump full of live rock:razz:
     
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    wow George that's impressive:thumbup:
     
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    :lol: and are they still performing well?cough............lazy
     
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    Yup, two of my old Tunzes must be somewhere between 8 and 10 years old, and still going perfectly (as long as I clean them regularly...). The other two needs new impellers (bearings packed up and I will just replace the whole impeller to be safe...) but the pumps are still perfect... need to speak to George about them soon :whistling:

    I also have a Laguna hobby pump (power head) which is still going strong after about 6 years (but is not currently being used)

    Hennie
     
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    what's that Hennie?
     
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