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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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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.
 

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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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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.
 
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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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