Buying a used skimmer


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A friend of mine at work said he would sell me a used reef octopus classic 150 for $85 and he used it for about 2 1/2 to 3 years on his tank what has been your guys experience with buying used skimmers? This is the skimmer I was gonna buy brand new I seen it and it looks fine, any reason why I shouldn't go ahead and buy this skimmer?

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IMHO that's a pretty fair price. Even if you have to replace the impeller you'll still be ahead of the game. None of the other pieces parts can really wear out so if everything is there and no broken parts I'd go for it.