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Old 11-13-2002, 01:53 AM   #1
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Tank life

I have a 20 Gallon tank that i got at Walmart 4 years ago and i am wondering if there is a duration or life span to them?

I know i should check regularly for signs of silicone damage or pealing, and obviously leaks. But thats part of maintanance. I want to know if they have an average life span, like 5 years or so and after that you would need to have it refurbished or something. Just want to be prepared ahead of time, dont want any surprises, je je.

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Old 11-15-2002, 12:31 AM   #2
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I don't know about Walmart tanks, but my 32 gallon tank is something that my mother bought second hand at a garage sale in 1973. She had it running until the end of the eighties, and it was in storage in her garage until i rescued it last year. And I've had no problems whatsoever, no leaks or anything. But it could be one of those "they don't make em like they used to" items
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Old 11-15-2002, 03:32 AM   #3
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Good point

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You made a good point. Hope they made mine to last, je je.

The thing about getting it from Walmart was that they sold it with everything on it, all i needed to get where the fish.
And i already had those, so..

I was just curiuos, since just about everything we buy last for just so long.

Anyway thanks for your input,
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can't say for sure about your tank, but a couple of mine are rather old as well , and so far....*knock on wood*, i have had no problems...good luck
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Old 11-18-2002, 09:59 AM   #5
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I had a 10g for about fifteen years...and the only reason it broke was because I closed the car trunk on it!! LOL!!
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Old 11-19-2002, 01:39 AM   #6
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Je je je,

Yeah, that will do it!
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