Waterbox 130.4 reef finally starting the build

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Tractor supply. They only stock the small 25g horizontal ones. I believe. But I went in and ordered the 40g vertical. Special order. I wanna say I paid 220 that was including the shipping.
How much did the water containers run you if I may know? I am Looking into getting some when my wife and I get a house.
 

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Tractor supply. They only stock the small 25g horizontal ones. I believe. But I went in and ordered the 40g vertical. Special order. I wanna say I paid 220 that was including the shipping.
That’s not bad at all. I’ll have to see what my area has to offer when I go to get one.
 

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nice build so far to bad about your doors. I wonder if its a shipping/packing problem or more of a manufacturing issue?
it sucks WB "white" stand are black in the inside now...booo I have the RS 750XXXL and its the same ,bugs me for some reason .
as least WB white vs black is same price unlike RS :/

that mixing station looks real nice I am playing around with that and auto wc in the new house.
 
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It's not shipping the doors were warped Just plywood. They are sending a new set of doors by end of the week this week. They are waiting for a new batch of stands. I wont have auto water change. But will be easy to quickly attach a hose to my station in garage and run hose 35 ft to tank for a quick 30g fill
 
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I just received my two aquamaxx standard carbon/gfo reactors and my 25watt aqua uV. I'm over here trying to figure out how the heck I'm going to stuff all this under this stand And do it neat and clean and leaving room for a future reactor if needed to be placed inside sump.before skimmer. Ita gonna be touch. But well see ill post photos as soon as some plumbing gets done.

Varios2 pump is arriving Friday to feed my reactors and uv

Also ordered all GHL stuff
Profilux 4 mega
Mitras lx7
Doser 2.1 slave 4 pump
Wifi mitras expansion card
Probe holder
Breakoutbox
Extra powerbar.
 
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GhL equipment came. Alot of stuff im.sweating it's hot out here to be working in a small office. But slowly it's getting done. The shelf was made toda . Test fit, now needs to be sanded and painted white. The mitras lx7s are on hold because I ordered some aluminum to modify the mounting for them to hook up to the kessil arms. And of course the plumbing isnt complete yet. I just received more schedule 80
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the whitrthe white PVC is just a tough draft so I dont waste the expensive red PVC. The manifold is getting done first the. Return. Working on manifold this week!
 
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Just received my replacement cabinet doors from waterbox and low and behold. Damaged. They were wrapped so well I had to be like this before they wrapped. I'm fed up. Nice pencil eraser chip dead smack in the middle of one of the doors. I couldnt believe it. Officially wish I went red sea. @Waterbox Aquariums QT just isnt what they used to be as a smaller company. I'm about over it over here.

Meanwhile. 90lbs reefflakes are here and salt in on it's way today. Build is almost, almost ready to get salty
 

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I’m sorry that you have not had a good experience with @Waterbox Aquariums either. My replacement aquarium was damaged, and Richard basically told me that they accommodated me once and wouldn’t do it again. I, too, wish I had gone another route. If they put as much time and effort into the QC process that they say they do, then I don’t think they would have as many issues. They seem to favor social media more than producing quality products. It’s a shame because the aquariums are beautiful, albeit with sloppy silicone and damages.

I’ve seen far too many threads and posts here regarding poor quality and poor experiences to ever recommend another Waterbox product to anyone.

Have you reached out to them yet about the replacement doors?
 
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@nickkohrn Yea Emily responded to email so dealing with it now. Well see how it goes. It's not her fault. But I just have buyers remorse. And it sucks because tank is beautiful. But QT, company is so large now they dont seem to care or can handle it. Should have bought an aquarium from them a few years ago.
 
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Finished the manifold and mounted everythin . Waiting on more red 1/2 the drain pipe on reactors isnt long enough. All I had so I'll replace it with PVC that goes under water about 1 inch. Return I'm doing today next. Then the plumbing will be 100%
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plumbing is complete. Working on the dosing tube routing and organizer. Will finish that today and post. Leaving tube extra long at the doser just for finishing touches. Trying to get idea how to run them cleanly. Mitras lx7 custom mounts are being done by a co worker so they should be mounted this next weekend. Its coming along. I'm excited.

Oh and my 125-130lbs of Marco rock just showed up.View attachment 1131551
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I have 80 gallons of rodi water. Saturday I'll be pumping 80gallons and I'll have to wait for the remaining rodi to be made. So I think it should be salty by Sunday latest!
That's looking awesome! All the plumbing is legit! Nice placement of the "subtle" book in the earlier photos lol. I need to get a copy of that book for my office
 
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So tank is a full 2 weeks into cycle. Started on August 3rd. Had ammonia over 8ppm now it's down to 0. Nitrite is way over paper at over 5ppm. And that's where I sit right now.. I got my hanna checker and my red sea test kits. I decided to tun ca and alk test just to familiarize myself with the kit. Its hi tech. I hate this color changing crap. Ca I got was about 420 if I remember. And my dkh was like 5.something. sounded bad so I busted out my hanna dkh checker and sure enough its 5.7. I didnt know my live aquaria salt could even be that low....

Lucky I have esv salt here sitting waiting for post cycle to do a large water change because I want dkh at about 9.0. But one waterchange isnt going to help me on this. I'll have to figure out how to dose
 

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