AQUAFOREST and WATERBOX OH MY!!

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  1. Fin

    Fin Is it wet yet? R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor Louisiana Reef Club

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    Nice, interesting build! Following for sure. I have never heard of the Cove skimmers. That does look very nice. Too bad I already have a new skimmer. :(
     

  2. 120reefkeeper

    120reefkeeper Reef keeping with Military Precision! R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    I had checked them out before and was super impressed!

    Look forward to getting it wet!
     
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  3. Clayton Jessup

    Clayton Jessup Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    That’s great to know thank you 120reefkeeper !
     
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  4. domination2580

    domination2580 Reef-a-nator

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    Unfortunately brs doesn't sell stone fix. And done other aquaforest products. I'm going to all aquaforest...
     
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  5. 120reefkeeper

    120reefkeeper Reef keeping with Military Precision! R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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  6. Fin

    Fin Is it wet yet? R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor Louisiana Reef Club

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    Who handles the Cove skimmers? Just curious.
     
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  7. 120reefkeeper

    120reefkeeper Reef keeping with Military Precision! R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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  8. GoVols

    GoVols "VFL" R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award MTRCMember Reef Tank 365 Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    120RK,
    What a great build and your the first one that I've seen that has a Waterbox tank.
    It looks like it's high quality setup and if it's 40% cheaper than a reefer, then it's a no-brainer.

    I understand that your going with super nice that includes affordability which really means a lot.

    Really looks awesome and if you don't mind I'd like to take the ride and read your comments regarding all the components.

    If your thinking about going BB, I've been there for about 2.5 years and absolutely love it. I do miss things like Diamond gobies but the trade offs have been well worth staying bare bottom. I use a gyre (on full flow) to lift up and get the detritus into the filter socks. Then I use the Python No Spill hoses end (take off big end tube) to suck out the remaining detritus during my weekly water change.

    Thanks, Freddie
     
  9. Fence13

    Fence13 Over Thinker Extraordinaire R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor CIRS Member

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    Not to highjack, but it's actually more expensive then a similar Red Sea Reefer but you get a "better" sump and a better ATO
     
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  10. GoVols

    GoVols "VFL" R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award MTRCMember Reef Tank 365 Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Thanks for the info.
    and tagging along :)
     
  11. 120reefkeeper

    120reefkeeper Reef keeping with Military Precision! R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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  12. 120reefkeeper

    120reefkeeper Reef keeping with Military Precision! R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    I disagree.
     
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  13. GoVols

    GoVols "VFL" R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award MTRCMember Reef Tank 365 Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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  14. TonapahNorth

    TonapahNorth Reefed In R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Fun follow:

    Are the mounting brackets for the lights plastic? Do they secure well to the rim?

    Also, I’ve been trying to learn more about aqua forest. I hope I get the details.

    Thanks !
     
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    Dirtrider225 Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Misleading as the reefer deluxe comes with 3
    hydra 26's.

    https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/reefer-xl-525-complete-system-108-gal-red-sea.html

    Should be what you are comparing with. Unless of course the water box linked comes with the current USA lighting but as far as I'm aware it does not

    None the less I'll be following along :)
     
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  16. army446909

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    You call this a budget build. I call this you planning and building my future dream build lol. Following along for sure!!
     
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  17. 120reefkeeper

    120reefkeeper Reef keeping with Military Precision! R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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  18. 120reefkeeper

    120reefkeeper Reef keeping with Military Precision! R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    No the brackets it comes with are metal. Yes they secure to the rim quite nicely

    You’ve come to the right place for Aquaforest info!! Lol for sure!
     
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  19. 120reefkeeper

    120reefkeeper Reef keeping with Military Precision! R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Builds this size can get quite expensive for sure! If I were to choose the most expensive tank, return pump, powerheads, lighting etc it would be crazy expensive....

    Glad to have you onboard!

    This isn’t the cheapest build for sure but it’s a quality build that’s reasonably priced. Bang for the buck as I call it .
     
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  20. 120reefkeeper

    120reefkeeper Reef keeping with Military Precision! R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Lol that’s the link I thought I copied... none the less 600 bucks is a lot of coral!

    Glad to have ya!
     
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