Used Equipment

Discussion in 'Protein Skimmers, Mechanical Filtration' started by Martinf, 13 Aug 2015.

  1. Martinf

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    What is everyone's opinion on buying and using used equipment such as Skimmers, Reactors,Return Pumps, Etc.
     
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  3. Morak

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    I wouldn't have been in this hobby if I had to buy everything new.
     
  4. Dexter

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    I am also using used equipment. But it is a risk one takes. if it wasn't for second hand equipment I would also not have been in this hobby.
     
  5. RiaanP

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    Same as a secondhand car.

    Although I think a car keeps its value better than used marine equipment.
     
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  6. Ricky W

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    The way aquarium things lose value after a purchase u can get decent 2nd hand stuff at most of the time half price so u get more for ur buck. But there is the risk of not having a warranty and not knowing its condition.
     
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    I have a second hand skimmer which works beautifully and a second hand dosing unit which is lasting longer than the new one I purchased.
     
  8. leslie hempel

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    There is generally a rapid upgrade rate on marine equipment so you can find pretty good stuff cheapish and it's still reliable just due to somebody wanting to keep up with the times.
     
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