What's up with the recent Red Sea Tank failures? 750XXL ?

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Good to know. I was debating a 750 vs a waterbox 230 for my upgrade next year. Looks like it’ll be waterbox vs sca 180 eurobrace.
I wouldnt let this thread stop you from considering a Red Sea. The point of this thread is to be open and transparent. I dont care if there are problems with a product I buy to a certain extent. I care more about how the situation is handled moving forward. And I certainly don't want things hidden/manipulated. Isnt that the whole point we are here? Reviews? To share our experiences? Learn from each other etc? A failure here and there isnt necessarily the end of the world considering all the variables, manufacturer defect, shipping damage, customer induced problem etc.
 

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I am sure your insurance will over it and then they will go after Redsea. I had a 1 year old dishwasher spring a look around the pump. My insurance covered $10k worth of damage and then they went after the manufacturer. A year or so later I got a check back for my deductible.
 
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This one isn’t Red Sea related but I’ve been hearing about Marineland tank failures and I have one so far with zero issues. But if I ever do have a failure it’ll be in the garage cause that’s where my tanks are kept
 

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I wouldnt let this thread stop you from considering a Red Sea. The point of this thread is to be open and transparent. I dont care if there are problems with a product I buy to a certain extent. I care more about how the situation is handled moving forward. And I certainly don't want things hidden/manipulated. Isnt that the whole point we are here? Reviews? To share our experiences? Learn from each other etc? A failure here and there isnt necessarily the end of the world considering all the variables, manufacturer defect, shipping damage, customer induced problem etc.
Absolutely. I’m not saying I’ll avoid them for fear of a leak. I’ve worked with SCA and found them excellent, and the waterbox issues I’ve seen on here all seen appropriately addressed. My issue is the way this appears to have been handled. If they are all comparable tanks, it’s the company track record that becomes the deciding factor.
 
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This one isn’t Red Sea related but I’ve been hearing about Marineland tank failures and I have one so far with zero issues. But if I ever do have a failure it’ll be in the garage cause that’s where my tanks are kept
Search the net and there are several Marineland 300 DD tank lead threads. I'm not going to say how many but I will say that those I did read kept me away from the tank. The reason why I stayed away from Red Sea tanks is because of their stand.
 

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Search the net and there are several Marineland 300 DD tank lead threads. I'm not going to say how many but I will say that those I did read kept me away from the tank. The reason why I stayed away from Red Sea tanks is because of their stand.
Mine is the 200 DD. Fingers are always crossed
 

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I am sure your insurance will over it and then they will go after Redsea. I had a 1 year old dishwasher spring a look around the pump. My insurance covered $10k worth of damage and then they went after the manufacturer. A year or so later I got a check back for my deductible.
Many policies do not cover aquarium damage (according to my agent - we need a special rider) - and none of them cover 'livestock' i.e. fish, live rock, coral, etc.
 

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I had a friend had a Red Sea leak too and they tried to blame it on him. They finally replaced it. But they are Chinese made. I got taken out of a FB group because I said that and someone said they were made in Houston, but they are just a distribution hub in Houston.
 

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I had a friend had a Red Sea leak too and they tried to blame it on him. They finally replaced it. But they are Chinese made. I got taken out of a FB group because I said that and someone said they were made in Houston, but they are just a distribution hub in Houston.
Not sure why it would be such a big deal to say they are China made, 99.99999999997% of products in this industry are made in China ;Hilarious
 

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Not sure why it would be such a big deal to say they are China made, 99.99999999997% of products in this industry are made in China ;Hilarious
That's kind of what I thought too I was honest but I did sort of talk about Chinese junk and so on got a lot of people going. Myself they take a long time to get made but worth it I will stick to Tank Me USA tanks
 
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Not sure why it would be such a big deal to say they are China made, 99.99999999997% of products in this industry are made in China ;Hilarious
I heard a few different companies are made in China, in the same area. I even heard the same factory. Not sure if true or not. Maybe someone can confirm?
 

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I've read several horror stories lately of their various tanks failing. Take days to get a response and some they wouldn't even cover under their warranty. Really a shame to invest all that money and have the tank fail.
 

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Make a poll asking about whether people are happy with the noise levels of the Red Sea Skimmers. That’ll get deleted too ;)
Lol. Well, I got a fix for that. Designed and 3d printed one, based upon Nyos type of a air chamber/silencer. Works like a charm. Day and night when compared to a factory one. My build thread has the details.
 

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That's kind of what I thought too I was honest but I did sort of talk about Chinese junk and so on got a lot of people going. Myself they take a long time to get made but worth it I will stick to Tank Me USA tanks
I went with Miracles, but totally get your point. :)

I heard a few different companies are made in China, in the same area. I even heard the same factory. Not sure if true or not. Maybe someone can confirm?
I can't confirm but I also can't see China having 10 different glass factories making Aquariums. I could totally see Red Sea and Waterbox being made even on the same lines.
 
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