I have a EA 600 , I’ve had it for over a year now/ very well made and nice silicone work/ glass.Would never have entertained the idea, your right just for a tank, but my work occasionally takes me near Manchester so it would have been a detour at best.
Well guys, I have bitten the bullet and ordered one of the Waterbox 3620 from one of our forum sponsors, Horizon Aquatics. It doesn't seem that this brand is very well known at the moment so I guess in some ways I can be a test case. I will make sure that I do a product review when it arrives.
Yes I have seen the company advertised in the reef world, its seems like they are now going to have a bigger presence in the freshwater side in the UK. The good news is that Horizon have suggested delivery will only be 2-4 weeksThey are a US company and popular over there, atleast in the reefing world.
Think you’ve made a good choice with the water box. The tank glass and silicone work is as good if not better than the EA. And the the cabinet is better built. The guys at horizon gave me a shake test comparison of an EA 900 and the water box equivalent. (Grab the glass and shake it) The water box didn’t move a CM whereas the EA cabinet moved quite a lot.
The EA cabinet does move quite a lot if pushed from the side, i only realised recently. It's quite scary and i get quite paranoid about it now as it definitely moves with very little effort.Think you’ve made a good choice with the water box. The tank glass and silicone work is as good if not better than the EA. And the the cabinet is better built. The guys at horizon gave me a shake test comparison of an EA 900 and the water box equivalent. (Grab the glass and shake it) The water box didn’t move a CM whereas the EA cabinet moved quite a lot.
Agreed, they are in serious need on an online makeover . . . hopefully @Aquariums4life will read this thread, as a forum sponsor . . .
This is their page that have the complete tank/cabinet option similar to the EA tanks: Aquariums4Life Aquarium Manufactures
Slightly more expensive that the EA tanks, but then, slightly larger tanks, thicker glass, and solid wood cabinets . . .
The organisation of that place is a mess. The tanks are just ok. Messy silicone and a lot of bubbles in my tank. Bubbles! Took 4 months to come.I noticed last time I want to my local shop The Aquatic Design Center in London that they seemed to be selling their own custom made optiwhite aquariums with stands, and on their website they have a calculator for custom tanks. I thought they seemed well made and reasonably priced though I wasn't paying it too much attention (kept staring at the fish instead), I know they have another side of the business making big special tanks for commercial spaces so it makes sense. If someone is looking for a tank they could send them an email. Next time I go there I will check out the prices and ask them about it. Could be good for people who are closer to London! Seems like local is the way to go with these shipping prices.
Yikes! I was thinking I might get one via them at some point, thank you for pointing it out, what a big shame!!The organisation of that place is a mess. The tanks are just ok. Messy silicone and a lot of bubbles in my tank. Bubbles! Took 4 months to come.
Then the cabinet they said they'd make never came @Seige that's why I still haven't assembled the hardscape I bought from the shop last year... or maybe over a year ago. It was pre coronavirus!
Honestly I’m not sure, as a customer you can only go by what information is given to you, and I have no idea of knowing if it is factual or not. I would like to hope that they have been upfront and honest. Complete Aquatics told me that at no time have they been instructed to not taken orders, and that in the first instance when I placed the order they were just waiting for stock delivery.
Either way it does now appear that there are big changes for the brand EA, and that yet again D&D get involved with a brand and the prices rocket.
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