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Wow epic engineering fail.  Shipping tanks to consumers and the pumps don’t fit.  

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On 6/4/2018 at 7:11 AM, Mckinney0171 said:

Wow epic engineering fail.  Shipping tanks to consumers and the pumps don’t fit.  

Meh, I work in commercial A/V and I see way worse stuff than that on boxes that cost more than the truck I drive...lol...I will agree, it is a gross oversight, but I have seen worse 😉

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Hey y'all!  10g Waterbox AIOs are on sale at Saltwateraquraium.com for $99!

 


https://www.saltwateraquarium.com/10-gallon-starphire-ultra-clear-glass-cube-waterbox/

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14 hours ago, Gradleg said:

My waterbox 10!ADD79C1F-591D-4894-AD74-5F5676A57C26.thumb.jpeg.14c2de96220d530bd6a1600fb9666322.jpeg

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Looking good!  How do you like the flow of the stock pump, or did you upgrade?  I just ordered a 10 gallon for my wife!

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On 5/8/2018 at 7:15 PM, SeaFurn said:

This is interesting - in case you want to know where your Waterbox aquariums are made...

 

https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/All-in-one-CUBE-NANO-Small_60755579893.html?spm=a2700.7724857.main07.50.1cec2052HexzWs

 

 

After reading this link and the rest of the issues on this page it would seem $99 on sale is still a ripoff. 

9 minutes ago, Raindog3030 said:

Hey y'all!  10g Waterbox AIOs are on sale at Saltwateraquraium.com for $99!

 


https://www.saltwateraquarium.com/10-gallon-starphire-ultra-clear-glass-cube-waterbox/

 

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26 minutes ago, Raindog3030 said:

Looking good!  How do you like the flow of the stock pump, or did you upgrade?  I just ordered a 10 gallon for my wife!

 I added a Hydor koralia 240 and that seems to do the trick. Its enough to keep my sps up top happy and not upset my lps in the middle in bottom. The stock pump isnt enough by itself for me

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Glad this thread got started. I am actually in the process of planning a build out for either the 4g or 7g for an SPS dominate tank and utilizing automatic water changes. I reached out to customer service because of this to get the dimensions of the back chambers. Hope this helps anyone that may be questioning what pump to buy. The return sections on both are very close in size.  Looking forward to this build, just really cant decided which size to commit to lol. 

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Very nice!  I was about to ask if they sent you the 10g specs also, then I found this nifty little chart:

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That is awesome! A very useful chart, all the charts I found for the 4g and 7g didn't include the chamber dimensions. This makes sense though because I can see more things being used in the back chambers for the larger tanks. Not much to attempt to stuff in the back of the smaller tanks. Either way those are a great resource for planning a build and making sure everything will work right.

 

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Here’s my 4G update:

I have slowly started transferring stuff to this little tank, and the pod population has exploded!  It has also been outfitted with a 12” Finnex Fugeray Marine+ II light fixture for the time being.  The container is a mushroom nursery.

 

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So excited to have this tank started! EB6355A4-3EA4-4AD4-8DAD-A321A32B0DBD.thumb.jpeg.d5547dc2cc48d514ca94bce46d65f05e.jpeg

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Wish they had a canadian dealer 

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On 6/23/2018 at 11:29 PM, Musubi said:

Wish they had a canadian dealer 

Can you not order from saltwateraquarium.com or bulkreefsupply.com ?

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14 minutes ago, Raindog3030 said:

Can you not order from saltwateraquarium.com or bulkreefsupply.com ?

I can but shipping + duties would cost more than the tank lol

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Strongly considering getting either the 15 or 20 rather than an IM 10.  Two questions I was wondering if somebody could  help answer.

 

  • Would the intank filter floss holder for the the IM tanks work in these units.  Per the dimensions they would fit as they are smaller then the overflow filter sock compartment.  Is the filter sock hardware/plastic holder easily removed?
  • I saw somewhere that the back black glass is semi-transparent.  Is this true?  Can you see the filter sock or other media in the back chambers through it?  What about an eventual skimmer back there?

 

Thanks.

 

Or now that I am thinking about it....a 2.5" media cup drop in in the filter sock holder would work too instead of a floss holder like the ones intank sells.  The 4" you can find easily....anyone know of a 2.5"?

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1 hour ago, dnadrifter said:

Strongly considering getting either the 15 or 20 rather than an IM 10.  Two questions I was wondering if somebody could  help answer.

 

  • Would the intank filter floss holder for the the IM tanks work in these units.  Per the dimensions they would fit as they are smaller then the overflow filter sock compartment.  Is the filter sock hardware/plastic holder easily removed?
  • I saw somewhere that the back black glass is semi-transparent.  Is this true?  Can you see the filter sock or other media in the back chambers through it?  What about an eventual skimmer back there?

 

Thanks.

 

Or now that I am thinking about it....a 2.5" media cup drop in in the filter sock holder would work too instead of a floss holder like the ones intank sells.  The 4" you can find easily....anyone know of a 2.5"?

inTank is working on media baskets for these. I modded a IM 10 floss holder to fit a 7 gallon. 

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Also the 20 gallon is beautiful! All the WB tanks are very well made. 

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56 minutes ago, Lawnman said:

inTank is working on media baskets for these. I modded a IM 10 floss holder to fit a 7 gallon. 

Thanks....especially for the pictures.  Very helpful.

 

One of the two companies measurements must be a little off if you had to mod.  Chamber is supposed to be 80mm x 80mm (3.14 x 3.14") per the above diagram and intank lists theirs as significantly less than 3" in each dimension.

 

No matter...seems that is wasn't too hard to modify...and hopefully the exact fit holders and racks will be coming from inTank.

 

These 15 and 20 gallons should fill a nice void right now in the AIO rimless category.  Really not much out there, especially with cubical dimensions.

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10 minutes ago, dnadrifter said:

Thanks....especially for the pictures.  Very helpful.

 

One of the two companies measurements must be a little off if you had to mod.  Chamber is supposed to be 80mm x 80mm (3.14 x 3.14") per the above diagram and intank lists theirs as significantly less than 3" in each dimension.

 

No matter...seems that is wasn't too hard to modify...and hopefully the exact fit holders and racks will be coming from inTank.

 

These 15 and 20 gallons should fill a nice void right now in the AIO rimless category.  Really not much out there, especially with cubical dimensions.

Nevermind on the measurement being off....re-read and you were using it on a 7 gallon.  Looks like the chamber on the 7 gallon is a bit smaller than the 10/15/20.

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Getting back into the salty game! I got my waterbox 7 due in by friday! Anyone find a skimmer that fits in the back yet? I'm leaning more towards an aquamaxx algae reactor though. 

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Waterbox 7 Gallon Cube

Upgraded MJ606

Hydor Pico Powerhead

Eheim 50 W Heater

Basic Filtration

8 lbs of Dry Rock

5 lb of Arogonite Sand

 

#OfficeTank

 

Stocking Plans - 

Not sure - wanted to get it up and cycled and weigh my options.

Left tons of open space and a couple shelves built in the rock for corals

 

Love the tank so far!

 

 

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