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Hi Everyone 👋

 

I had ordered a light from Dave several weeks ago. I was fascinated with his work based on the feedback in the community and wanted to nerd out. He gave me the opportunity to come build the light with him at Nanobox Reef headquarters!

 

Its neat to meet people in the hobby and share information so I was very excited about the opportunity.

 

2 flights later, I was in beautiful Carolina! Dave was awesome to me. Having the opportunity to see his process, attention to detail and refined design from years of experience was nothing short of amazing.

 

Bye Cleveland:

Bye CLE

 

CLE to CLT:

CLE Clouds

 

CLT Plane

 

CLT to GSO:

CLT Taxi

 

CLT to GSO

 

GSO Landing

 

Good ol' Southern Breakfast:

Breakfast

 

Dave's Office Planted Tank:

Dave Planted FTS

 

Where Nanobox began:

Nanobox Beginnings

 

Nanobox Beginnings2

 

One of Dave's first LED's:

Dave First LED

 

Time to build my light!:

Nanobox1

 

Nanobox2

 

 

Nanobox3 Dave Soldering

 

Nanobox4 Dave Soldering

 

 

Nanobox6 Wiring

 

Wizard:

Nanobox7 Dave

 

Nanobox8 Fan

 

Nanobox9

 

Nanobox10 Dimmers

 

Nanobox10 Gooseneck

 

Nanobox11 Dimmer Housing

 

Nanobox12 House Wire Hole

 

Nanobox13 Tapping

 

Nanobox14 Bluefish Controller

 

Nanobox15 Nearly Finished

 

Nanobox16 Fan Cover Installed

 

Nanobox17 Office Tank Test

 

Nanobox18 Office Tank Closeup

 

GSO back to CLT:

GSO to CLT

 

GSO to CLT2

 

GSO to CLT3

 

Several hour layover in CLT:

Layover

 

Casey Airport

 

CLT to CLE:

CLT Taxi2

 

CLT to CLE

 

Oh - and please excuse the cell phone pic - but the colors are no joke on his display tank!:

Nanobox Daves Tank

 

I knew how much everyone loved these Nanobox lights from the community feedback. I was happy to support a long time forum member’s business. But, after going through the build process with Dave, it gave me another level of appreciation for the light. I still cannot get over how refined his process is allowing for timely delivery of hand made units while still keeping the cost reasonable for customers. 

 

Also, as many of you know from the forum or meeting him, Dave is a great guy and is very passionate and knowledgable about what he does. Finding people who do not shortcut quality to make an extra buck is not common anymore in this day and age. You know the quality is unmatched when the drivers sit in an aluminum housing - not plastic. All of this drives Dave’s costs up and is a testament that quality is the #1 priority.

 

I want to thank @DaveFason for the hospitality and spending the day with me. I learned a ton and will never forget the experience.

 

Thanks!

Kevin

 

Disclaimer - I got nothing for posting this and am posting to help people gain a better understanding of Nanobox Reef and the man behind it. I thought this might help people make a decision if they were in the market for a new light and comparing different units within the industry.

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Whoa, what a cool experience, thanks for sharing the behind the scenes tour @Kdrof!

 

Dave is such an awesome dude! Did you fly out there just to hang while he built your order? 😄 

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Wow, very interesting, and fun! Thanks so much for documenting and posting the experience!!

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7 hours ago, Christopher Marks said:

Whoa, what a cool experience, thanks for sharing the behind the scenes tour @Kdrof!

 

Dave is such an awesome dude! Did you fly out there just to hang while he built your order? 😄 

Yep. It was a long day. Flew out, watched him build the light. Talked reefing for a while.  Then talked photography for a few hours. 🙂 

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Great meeting you and glad you enjoyed the entire process. Sometimes I need days like this to keep me trucking along. 

 

Who's next?

 

-Dave

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On 6/26/2018 at 6:40 AM, DaveFason said:

Great meeting you and glad you enjoyed the entire process. Sometimes I need days like this to keep me trucking along. 

 

Who's next?

 

-Dave

I think it should be @Christopher Marks . The man needs a tank !! 

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14 hours ago, jbb_00 said:

I think it should be @Christopher Marks . The man needs a tank !! 

Ha! Agreed. 😄

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Thanks for sharing! Nice job 🙂

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On 6/26/2018 at 7:40 AM, DaveFason said:

Great meeting you and glad you enjoyed the entire process. Sometimes I need days like this to keep me trucking along. 

  

Who's next?

 

-Dave

 

:haha:

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12 hours ago, teenyreef said:

Thanks for sharing! Nice job 🙂

Thanks Teeny 🙂 

 

I had an awesome time. Dave will also get you addicted to cold brew coffee as well if you aren’t already.. 🤣

 
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