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Old 10/19/2016, 08:33 PM   #117
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Originally Posted by JSimpson View Post
I bought my first DC-6000 about 14 months ago. It died within two or three weeks. Seller sent me a replacement pump body, which has now been running 13 months non-stop. Like you, I'm curious to see how well these pumps last over several years or more instead of 6-12 months. Same with the Jebao powerheads - lots of folks swear by them but they've been out less than two years so nobody knows how they are going to hold up long term yet.

I always take it with a grain of salt when someone says "these things are going to last forever - mine's been running four months already without a problem"
I thought I would give an update since this thread is about long term reliability. As mentioned 21 months ago, my first DC-6000 died the first month. I've now been running its replacement continuously since December, 2013. Now just a month or two shy of 3 full years and this thing has been rock solid reliable.

I was skeptical at first but am now very pleased with it.

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