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Waterbox 130.4 build

Jimbhoy13

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Hi folks. Moving from my aqua one 180 litre. Will use that one for quarantine or frags. Or maybe keep a couple of clowns.

New tank and a lot of the equipment is from Reef Lounge Aquatics. Excellent support and advice throughout the journey from Karim (many thanks).

Equipment list:

Waterbox 130.4;
Waterbox Platinum Reef Technical Specifications


Platinum Reef 130.4
Main FeaturesStarphire Ultra-Clear™ Glass
Glass Thickness(mm)12mm(1/2″)
Glass Overflow System
Built in surface skimmer
Integrated Evaporation (ATO) Reservior
System VolumesDisplay Water Volume (Gal)96.3Gal(364L)
Sump Water Volume (Gal)30.6Gal(116L)
Total System Volume (Gal)126.9Gal(480L)
ATO ReserviorVolume (Gal)5.5Gal(20L)
Display DimensionsTank Length (IN)48″(120cm)
Tank Width (IN)24″(60cm)
Tank Height (IN)22″(55cm)
Total Height with Cabinet58″(145cm)
Sump DimensionsSump Length (IN)28″(72cm)
Sump Width (IN)18″(45cm)
Sump Height (IN)15″(380cm)
Sump Glass Thickness6mm(1/4″)
Technical DetailsWater Height in Sump9″ (23cm)
Skimmer Chamber17.16″x13.38″ 43cm x 34cm
Pump Chamber8.85″x8.50″ 22cm x 21cm
Recommended Flow Rate(GPH) 1200GPH(4500L)
Special FeaturesRemovable Filter Socks Included
Gate Valve Overflow Adjustment
Water etched glass overflow
Cabinets by World Renown cabinet maker
Cabinet Includes Leveling Hardware
Prefabricated Plumbing Kit Included


Extras:

Kessil A360x x 2
Kessil ARM x 2
kessil wifi
Maxspect 330 twin
TMC connect 500

Pacific sun ATO
BIO balls
Dr Tims
Reef octo 152-s
Pacific sun M Algae

Aqua medic 300 watt

While waiting for delivery:

Wash sand (Samoa sand 1-2 mm 30 kg) many times takes ages.

Delivery of tank and extras:
Wednesday 15th July 2020

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Unboxing - brilliantly safely packaged.

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Cabinet superb quality. Fairly easy to build. Only criticism is poor instructions.

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Tank on top (very heavy lift - used suction lifters)
Sump tank in place
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plumbing done. Needs two people one above one below. Difficult on my own to get screwed parts lined up. Took me ages.

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Saturday 18th July 2020.
Wiring in a side cabinet. Will tidy wire runs later
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Sand added about inch and half.
Some rocks added more to add plus those with corals on from the 40 gallon
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Skimmer added.
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More RO water needed and then add salt, to bring up to full level. Then a test of the electrics. Then another post to the tank build. Thanks if you read this so far.
Any questions or advice are welcomed
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Jimbhoy13

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Thank you. Still making up RO / saltwater. Display tank only just over half full. Takes time making up RO.
Which Waterbox have you got?
 
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