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I'm still in the process of trying to decide on my next build to replace my aging 180g. I just saw that waterbox offers a 7 and 8ft system. I'm particularly interested in the Reef LX 380.8. I know I can get more tank for the money if I go custom but I'm not sure I feel like building a stand and doing all the plumbing. Just weighing all my options. So anyone have opinions on WB larger tanks? Or WB in general.


 
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I'm still in the process of trying to decide on my next build to replace my aging 180g. I just saw that waterbox offers a 7 and 8ft system. I'm particularly interested in the Reef LX 380.8. I know I can get more tank for the money if I go custom but I'm not sure I feel like building a stand and doing all the plumbing. Just weighing all my options. So anyone have opinions on WB larger tanks? Or WB in general.


I really enjoy my infinia reef 190.5

There was no issue for my uncle and I leveling the stand.

I have also noticed MANY people saying the overflow box and refugium baffle is loud. Dont listen to them it does not need to modified to silence it., My tank is very quiet after dialing it in and letting it run for a while.

I would say the only issue I have is their filter socks I have the larger 225 micron and man they get clogged so fast it seems especially if you feed flake or pellet

I also have never had a problem with Waterbox support and have used them atleast 5 times.

I even had them replace a piece of plumbing due to an issue with it.
 

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I'm still in the process of trying to decide on my next build to replace my aging 180g. I just saw that waterbox offers a 7 and 8ft system. I'm particularly interested in the Reef LX 380.8. I know I can get more tank for the money if I go custom but I'm not sure I feel like building a stand and doing all the plumbing. Just weighing all my options. So anyone have opinions on WB larger tanks? Or WB in general.


Also would like to know which custom tank builder can give you a stand sump and tank for better or equal value I have looked at glass cages and Just building out similar to the 190.5 it was going to be more?

So just curious who you were looking at?
 

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GC has some really nice stands now. More like furniture then stands. I know it's not WB but may be worth a look. Also tslot is a great alternative to wood and its not super pricey. Easy to order and assemble.
 

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So just curious who you were looking at?
I was looking at glass cages but I was going to make my own stand, sump, and plumbing since my sump would be in the basement and DT on the first floor. I'm not sure if I feel like doing all the extra work and my plumbing tends to get a bit sloppy so I'm undecided.
 

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I was looking at glass cages but I was going to make my own stand, sump, and plumbing since my sump would be in the basement and DT on the first floor. I'm not sure if I feel like doing all the extra work and my plumbing tends to get a bit sloppy so I'm undecided.
I would say Cade Glass cages and not many tanks of these out there but a LFS of mine recommended Pro clear pro star tanks I looked into them once they would have to build custom over 6 feet though
 

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If you’re going to spend that amount of money, don’t rely on Waterbox to make a quality stand. They’re newer aluminum stands are very poorly made.
Care to elaborate more on this? I have a WB 230.6 that I setup last month with the new aluminum stand and haven't had any obvious issues.
 

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I'm still in the process of trying to decide on my next build to replace my aging 180g. I just saw that waterbox offers a 7 and 8ft system. I'm particularly interested in the Reef LX 380.8. I know I can get more tank for the money if I go custom but I'm not sure I feel like building a stand and doing all the plumbing. Just weighing all my options. So anyone have opinions on WB larger tanks? Or WB in general.


I just picked up a brand new 380.8 for a GREAT price, and I have to say, I LOVE it!!!! Currently getting everything setup and hoping to begin cycling in the next few days! I'd say GO FOR IT. It's definitely a good sized tank!
 
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I just picked up a brand new 380.8 for a GREAT price, and I have to say, I LOVE it!!!! Currently getting everything setup and hoping to begin cycling in the next few days! I'd say GO FOR IT. It's definitely a good sized tank!
Nice! I was looking at them again today. The one thing holding me back on anything not custom is the total height. I really don't want to go taller than 55" total height because I don't want to stand on something every time I work in the tank.
 

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Nice! I was looking at them again today. The one thing holding me back on anything not custom is the total height. I really don't want to go taller than 55" total height because I don't want to stand on something every time I work in the tank.
Yea, I get that. Definitely have to stand on something to reach the bottom.
 

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I really enjoy my infinia reef 190.5

There was no issue for my uncle and I leveling the stand.

I have also noticed MANY people saying the overflow box and refugium baffle is loud. Dont listen to them it does not need to modified to silence it., My tank is very quiet after dialing it in and letting it run for a while.

I would say the only issue I have is their filter socks I have the larger 225 micron and man they get clogged so fast it seems especially if you feed flake or pellet

I also have never had a problem with Waterbox support and have used them atleast 5 times.

I even had them replace a piece of plumbing due to an issue with it.
I'm so glad I ran across your post. I started my Waterbox 230.6 yesterday and the overflow is way too noisy no matter how long I spend tuning it. How many days would you say it took to settle down?
 

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I'm so glad I ran across your post. I started my Waterbox 230.6 yesterday and the overflow is way too noisy no matter how long I spend tuning it. How many days would you say it took to settle down?
I cant give you an exact number of days maybe 10-14 im not sure but it seemed like in my setup if I got the overflow quiet it was loud in the refugium baffle. Once that was set I let the salt and organics build up on the baffle and it is pretty quiet now. Make sure ATO, RT pump, and wavemakers are dialed in. It does take some tinkering. I did very small adjustments on my valve maybe 5-10% increments.

It can be done without modification but I can see why people would modify it as it did take a bit of patience and time to get right.
 

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I cant give you an exact number of days maybe 10-14 im not sure but it seemed like in my setup if I got the overflow quiet it was loud in the refugium baffle. Once that was set I let the salt and organics build up on the baffle and it is pretty quiet now. Make sure ATO, RT pump, and wavemakers are dialed in. It does take some tinkering. I did very small adjustments on my valve maybe 5-10% increments.

It can be done without modification but I can see why people would modify it as it did take a bit of patience and time to get right.
Thanks so much for the reply! I'm going to let it cook a bit and see what happens. It does seem a bit quieter today. It's only day 2. Appreciate your help!
 

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