JBJ 30 Rimless
Posted: 7/30/2014 from PA
First the good: I was really impressed with the packaging. The tank was put in a much bigger box with a truck load of peanuts to protect the tank, it was impressive!Now to the tank itself: upon opening the box and at first glance the product seemed very well made, but I soon discovered a few issues:- The sump area contains a number of baffles which are siliconed to both the back wall and the middle wall. However, all the silicone from the middle wall had detached, meaning that the baffles were only being held by the back wall- The round edges on the tank were a nice touch, but then I realized the front glass area was a little distorted (wavy). This became more evident when looking from the side; seemingly the process of bending the glass actually distorted the straight area as well. Not a lot, just enough to create distorted viewing when filled with water - Since the filter baskets don't sit snug against the mid wall, some of the water from the overflow falls in the gap between the filter and the sump, hence bypassing the filter altogether. It seems a diverter or better quality filter baskets (likely both) would help the issueI gave this 2.5 stars given the issues, but this may work for someone who doesn't mind doing some fixing - not something I was interested in doing on a brand new tank. The concept is good, the execution is less so.
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JBJ 30 RL with Stand
Posted: 1/27/2014 from Brookline, NH UNITED STATES
The product was well packaged by Marinedepot, but, unfortunately, not packaged as well by JBJ, as one of the handles for the media basket was broken, and, the back panel of the stand was damaged also. The tank itself looks good.
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