Waterbox 100.3 - My Latest Addiction

I'm going to be moving into an apartment with my girlfriend soon, and I decided it was time to upgrade along with the move. I didn't want to deal with custom plumbing, or anything like that, so I looked at the pre-configured options. Red Sea was an obvious one, but then I heard about Waterbox. For the price, I got way more out of Waterbox than Red Sea.

I ordered my tank near the end of July. It stated there was a 2-4 week back order. 7 weeks later, my new tank finally arrived. Unfortunately I am going out of town later this week, so hopefully at the beginning of October I'll finally be able to begin setup.

The beauty, still in its crate:
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The sump and everything packaged in the crate:
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And the current new toys I got for the new build:
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I will be doing product reviews on everything as I begin setup and unboxing, so be sure to keep an eye out for those. I'll also be updating this thread as the tank progresses.

Current Equipment List:
-Apexel Controller
-Neptune Cor15 return pump
-Red Sea 300 Skimmer
-Finnex 300-watt Titanium Heater
-Kessil AP700 Light
-Ecotech MP40QD
-Ecotech MP10QD
-XP Aqua Duetto ATO
 
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Sorry for the delay, been busy with work and the move. Finally got the stand together last night. This thing is SOLID.

The stand was very well wrapped in the box. Even with there being a hole in one corner of the box, none of the panels got damaged.
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Anyone that is familiar with Ikea furniture will be familiar with the build. Took me about an hour and a half by myself, with a few assists from my fiance.
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As you can see the stand is made from solid plywood, and not particleboard like many cheap stands. I've heard their larger tanks even use solid wood instead of plywood.
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Fully assembled.
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Doors open.
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I'll hopefully be bringing the tank over soon. I'm just waiting for my acrylic top to come in before I can get the system wet.



Also an update on equipment. I picked up an MP-40QD and a used Kessil A700. So for the most part I am ready to go equipment-wise.
 
Tell your RO to hurry up so you can get it running already!
It's not the RO that is taking forever, it's my busy life. I just moved into an apartment with my fiance so unpacking and dealing with that is taking forever.


I got me a booster pump to speed up my RO making. How much rock do you have in there nice setup
There's not a lot of rock in here now, because I have like 50 lbs in my other tank that will get transferred over once this one is ready to go.
 

Deezill

Active member
Actual Live rocks. Awesome. I have a Marine brick in my sump right now which will seed my new 210 its the biggest block they sell. November 22 will make the 2-month mark.
I might decide to slice it up into 3 sections and spread it through the tank. I refuse to cure dead reef saver. I might even purchase another block and toss it in but one should be enough to seed my new tank.
 

Deezill

Active member
Sorry for the delay, been busy with work and the move. Finally got the stand together last night. This thing is SOLID.

The stand was very well wrapped in the box. Even with there being a hole in one corner of the box, none of the panels got damaged.
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Anyone that is familiar with Ikea furniture will be familiar with the build. Took me about an hour and a half by myself, with a few assists from my fiance.
View attachment 2186

As you can see the stand is made from solid plywood, and not particleboard like many cheap stands. I've heard their larger tanks even use solid wood instead of plywood.
View attachment 2187

Fully assembled.
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Doors open.
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I'll hopefully be bringing the tank over soon. I'm just waiting for my acrylic top to come in before I can get the system wet.



Also an update on equipment. I picked up an MP-40QD and a used Kessil A700. So for the most part I am ready to go equipment-wise.
Nice score on the kessil.
 
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