AQUAFOREST and WATERBOX OH MY!!

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  1. Antics

    Antics Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    It should actually be compared to the 425 XL here.

    The comparison between Waterbox and RedSea is pretty extensive in this thread.

    With that being said, I just installed Waterbox's Platinum 135 for someone last weekend and I can say from handling the tank/stand/plumbing nothing really jumped out quality wise that would suggest its inferior to Red Sea's reefers. Great looking tank and it sets up just as nicely.
     

  2. 120reefkeeper

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

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    Why would you say the 425XL??
     
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  3. Antics

    Antics Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Here are a couple quotes from the thread I linked which break it down.

     
  4. GoVols

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

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    Antics,
    Do you like they Waterbox's sump?
    Always heard the Waterbox sump is an upgrade over the Reefer's stock sump.

    Thanks for your incite, Freddie
     
  5. 120reefkeeper

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

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    Still like my choice lol

    I think it’s about a wash really and could go either way.

    Thanks for the info. We all have differing opinions.
     
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  6. GoVols

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

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    120rf,
    No worries over here :) and glad you went with the Waterbox :D

    What's your thoughts on the sump?

    Always heard the Waterbox ATO system was better then the reefer's. Does it hold more top off water than the reefer's standard sump?
     
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  7. 120reefkeeper

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

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    To be honest Freddie it’s really nice but the tank isn’t wet yet. I’ve got to get rock and sand yet. Waiting until after the holiday to get it cycling.

    The sump is nice though. :)
     
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  8. Antics

    Antics Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    I liked the one I installed a lot. The filter sock design was a lot more accessible compared to the Red Sea and I liked how they built the ATO directly into the design as opposed to the floating style Red Sea used.
     
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  9. Anirban

    Anirban Valuable Member R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor Reef Tank 365 Partner Member 2018

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    Nope just a homewrecker for me...;):p
     
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  10. anomeda

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    Nice build thread!

    I can also recommend Aquaforest stone fix. It seems to be similar in strenght to marco concrete that i've also used in the past(might be wrong though) but it is no doubt much easier to work with and leaves a rock hard surface.
    I'm using it right now on a new scape and i'm impressed so far.

    Another great thing is the amount you get for such low price.
     
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  11. Zero Nitrates

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  12. 120reefkeeper

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

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    Totally agree!
     
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  13. 120reefkeeper

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

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    Thanks for joining in
     
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  14. 120reefkeeper

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

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    A hint of things to come!!

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  15. Antics

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    I still want to try Aquaforest's new foods. ^_^
     
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  16. GoVols

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

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    .....:rolleyes:
    ................:D

    @120reefkeeper
    Have you ever tried to bond live rock together with Aquaforest StoneFix, under water?

    I've got one last piece of shelf rock that needs to be nailed down. If the Aquaforest StoneFix is not the right tool for the job, what would you recommend?

    Thanks, Freddie
     
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  17. 120reefkeeper

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

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    Here ya go Freddie!

    http://aquaforest.eu/en/product/stonefix/
     
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  18. Sobiech

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    Following. This looks like it’s going to be awesome!
     
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  19. 120reefkeeper

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

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    Thanks for joining in!
     
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    What would you call this electronics organization panel? I’d like to order one/make one.

     
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