My GEO R46 Sump in Orange & White

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  1. italquam

    italquam Active Member

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    That is so true, they just could care less. All the work GEO reef did to build it, and UPS could care less, I told the lady from UPS Customer Care they broke the sump, she was like oh well. Amazing
     

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    Waiting on UPS to deliver my R46 as I type.... fingers crossed!
     
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  3. italquam

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    Hopefully you don't share the same fate......let me know how you make out with the delivery.
     
  4. elFloyd

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    Received the sump.... standard white. UPS struck again. Whole in side of box. Upon delivery I reached in and felt around. All felt OK (no cracks) and the sump was covered in a black wrapper so I couldn't see anything. There was a good bit of space between the box and the sump so that gave some protection. After opening and unpacking I found a small chip in the side of the sump. Nothing major. Guess it's really not worth the hassle of submitting a claim and having to do the build all over again.

    GEO did a very good job of packaging and an amazing job on the sump.... a work of art!

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  5. Floyd R Turbo

    Floyd R Turbo Super Duper Member R2R Supporter Gold Sponsor Toys For Kids Sponsor 2018 Article Contributor

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    Got a better pic of that chip? What a nightmare shipping sumps must be man...I've never even attempted it.
     
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  6. italquam

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    You got lucky......i am starting to see why some people only ship via freight on a pallet.
     
  7. elFloyd

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    Hard to focus on the shiny white plastic... but a better picture is attached. Chip is near the rounded edge.

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  8. Floyd R Turbo

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    best bet is to sand the chip out and make sure that it's not actually a crack, but I defer to @geo since they made it....
     
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  9. italquam

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    I wouldn't take a chance when spending that much money and god forbid ever an issue with it, water will be everywhere
     
  10. ScubaShane

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    Just fill it in with a little bit of marine epoxy. You can get it at home depot for about $5. Just use a piece of cardboard to scrape it flush to the surface of the sump.
     
  11. italquam

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    I would run anything you do through Geo's Reef before hand, he will tell you exactly what to do
     
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    Absolutely... waiting for response.
     
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    geo Active Member R2R Supporter Platinum Sponsor

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    Taken care of with elFloyd. Thank you for the heads up @Floyd R Turbo. I spoke with my salesmen/engineer at my box company and have "HEAVY" styrofoam coming for sump boxes next week!
     
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  14. italquam

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    Geo's Reef is the best
     
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    Yes... good to go. Now just counting down to Saturday for the sump swap and re-plumbing.
     
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    I am glad that my Geo R sump was cash and carry.

    I am sorry to hear about your trouble as well elFloyd.
     
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  17. italquam

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    I can't wait to get the new sump, I have everything ready for the sump swap
     
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    That is a very inspiring sump, i have been looking for sumps with the scrubber included!
     
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    Just FYI, you need to get the scrubber separately from Turbo's Aquatics.
     
  20. italquam

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    Mods please close this thread if possible
     
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