5 year old acrylic sump.. how long will it last?


New member
I had my custom tank started in 2011.. The sump is acrylic custom 30"x14"x16"... Its rimless no bracing.. A little bowed in the middle.

I've had to replace various items in the last few years (heater, skimmer, pumps, etc.) .. Wondering if I should be proactive and replace the sump too.. Right now no issues except its slightly bowed. It was made by O.C. Adv Acrylics.

Should I replace it? How long do these things last.


New member
I am pretty sure a sump can last a life time. If well made and no leaks or cracks it shouldn't ever go bad.


Premium Member
Depends on the material and craftsmanship but unless there are obvious signs of damage in the seams all should be fine.