Planet vs Red Sea vs Cade

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I’m looking to upgrade from Red Sea XL 425 to something bigger. No complaints on RS at all. Unfortunately i can’t decide which company to pick now.... Things what i like with Planet and Cade: external box, control panel, better dimensions.... Any help people?
 
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I’m looking to upgrade from Red Sea XL 425 to something bigger. No complaints on RS at all. Unfortunately i can’t decide which company to pick now.... Things what i like with Planet and Cade: external box, control panel, better dimensions.... Any help people?
Ive been nothing but impressed with Planet, all that ive seen. Also take a look at Glass cages as i owned one and he is a supporter with R2R
 

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This is totally bias but I've had my Cade up n running since January 1 2021, not very long, but it's been perfect so far and can't see any problems in the future. The ato is awesome and plenty of sump room and I think mostly the stands design and materials make it a lifetime stand. Good luck n no matter what it'll be a great journey.
 

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Had my 750 reefer for almost 4 years. Everyone knows the RS topoff is garbage so that has to go. My only other complaint is the sump area being sealed for zero airflow which has caused my hinges to rust out completely.
 

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I also have 2 cades. The 1500 and 1800. Very impressed with both. IM makes great tanks as well. I started with a Nuvo 40. I went with cades on the upgrades entirely because of the amazing stands and ato is great to never have to worry about pump failure.
 

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If I was buying right now it would be between Cade and Waterbox.
 

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I have owned 2 planet tanks and currently own an 8’ planet. Super happy with them but I like to buy aftermarket sumps and my own plumbing so that’s why I like them over others. I will not buy anything that restricts you to one return pump ever
 

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I have the Cade 1800. Nice tank and the stand is top notch. If you want back wall stuff the ATO may be an issue for you. If the back wall is just that then the float and gravity feed of the ATO makes it a once every other week thing for me. Quiet overflow and very thoughtful design all around. I do wish it had interior lighting in the sump as that can be dark but i just ran some small LED's and a switch so problem solved. I don''t use the side access doors due to location but that is a nice touch as well.
 

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I have a Marineland Corner Flo 300G and it's been fine for 6 years. I really like that it works naturally with two return pumps, the drains work great and are quiet, and I really like being able to see through the back of the tank (I have a fish room, so I take down the felt background I use so I can see into the tank while I work in there). The price was right and I also really wanted to do my own sump so that was a plus too. On the negative side, the seams are not "armored" and easily get torn/chipped anytime the cleaning magnet gets close. I HATE that! Glass quality isn't that great either. And if you're looking for a stand too, the Marineland stands are very sturdy and definitely fit the tanks well, but they are ugly as sin.
If my current tank ever has an "accident" and needs replacing, I'd definitely go for a Reef Savvy tank (https://www.reefsavvy.com/). They are works of art.
 
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