Is planet aquarium worth it over other premium manufacturers ?

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My 2 options are a waterbox 130.4 or a Crystaline Reef (120 Gallons) - Planet Aquariums. There is about a $300 difference and basically want to know if the extra $300 is worth it. I feel like the overflow on waterbox is better but have no clue.

Please let me know what you think.
 
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I havent set it up yet but i just received my Planet 235gallon. Im really pleased with how it looks and theyre one of the best priced manufacturers for custom tanks
 

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I havent set it up yet but i just received my Planet 235gallon. Im really pleased with how it looks and theyre one of the best priced manufacturers for custom tanks
Good pricing, greeeat glass! but I've heard their work lately on silicone has been sloppy or even missing in non-critical places.

Im waiting to drop about $4k on a Planet tank and stand but in a holding pattern until I hear their work becomes less sloppy.... which I believe has smthg to do with covid and staffing. Idk. Im waiting...



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Good pricing, greeeat glass! but I've heard their work lately on silicone has been sloppy or even missing in non-critical places.

Im waiting to drop about $4k on a Planet tank and stand but in a holding pattern until I hear their work becomes less sloppy.... which I believe has smthg to do with covid and staffing. Idk. Im waiting...



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Silicone looks fine on my tank
 

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Silicone looks fine on my tank
Great to hear. I didn't mean to suggest it was a huge problem thats happening a lot.

You always hear the squeaky wheel and just heard of two cases where tanks delivered in April May were a bit sloppy on details
 
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Had a Tideline filter brand new leak and spent All Last saturday cleaning the carpet and NOW fighting with the seller and My UNRELIABLE credit card company after I spent 545 dollars for shoddy work!
 

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The silicone on a planet 120 at my local LFS looks like crap. I imagine their custom tanks are probably better, but I don't think I would buy one of their off the shelf tanks.
 
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