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Removing the first filter sock holder was a pain in the butt. Managed to cut myself twice but it was worth it

 

still waiting for the new replacement side panel

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37 minutes ago, Manny Tavan said:

How is this even possible. My third replacement panel came in with damages...again!

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Oh man that sucks, sorry to see it

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Seriously?  3 times???  Why is it that things that don't matter arrive in flawless condition, but things you actually care about get crushed? 😡

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Yes so far they’ve always responded quickly and sent out replacement. I think quality controlled may be lacking. I’m curious if all that damage is really happening in the hands of ups...giving them the benefit of the doubt at this time

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How much padding/protection are they adding to the packaging?  I have recently ordered some large art pieces and have been amazed at the hard-shell packing they put them in.

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Since it's shipped UPS I'd wouldn't be surprised if it was in transit. I ALWAYS ask for FedEx if it's an option. I've had stuff extremely well packed, bubble wrapped, box in box and when I get it, destroyed. By UPS. FedEx, never a problem. It's the way they get paid, I swear. That said, most don't understand ground shipping and how stuff is packed. It's bounced around on trucks with big items. Ask for double boxing, at least on the edges as that's where a drop will damage items the most. Bubble wrap is a joke and newspaper works better, ask for solid foam or better yet, spray foam. Just like I experienced, these companies just don't care and do the bare minimum. Even when it costs them more in the long run.

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Stand is finally in one piece and leveled. I was wondering how far from the wall people set their tank up. It’s currently 4” off the wall. My current 34g tank is like 2” off the wall and It makes it hard to work behind it. 

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Congrats on getting that stand completed. Hopefully that means you finally got an undamaged panel!  What a hassle. 

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15 minutes ago, albertareef said:

Congrats on getting that stand completed. Hopefully that means you finally got an undamaged panel!  What a hassle. 

Yeah they packed it like they really wanted it to be the last one they sent me lol

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1 hour ago, Manny Tavan said:

Stand is finally in one piece and leveled. I was wondering how far from the wall people set their tank up. It’s currently 4” off the wall. My current 34g tank is like 2” off the wall and It makes it hard to work behind it. 

I have my Reefer XL 425 about 3.5" from the wall.  That gives me just enough room to reach behind it if necessary, but I wish I gave it about another 1/2" like you did.

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These made the work much easier. Hired 3 construction workers that were working on a house down the street to move the tank.  With the four us it was easy. If anyone wants to borrow the suction cup handles let me know. They worked flawlessly and I have 6 of them

 

 

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Orphek v4 mounted on the tank
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Man that looks so nice!!


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Posted (edited)

 

Decided to silicone my “sand” down to the bottom so detritus can’t get underneath

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Cool aquascape! Next time I build a tank I'm going to use some branching rock.

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