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Old 09/20/2011, 07:37 AM   #1
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Avast Marine Works equipment.

I'm interested in purchasing some equipment from Avast Marine Works but I have never heard any reviews regarding the build quality of their equipment or functionality & efficiency of their devices. Can anyone chime in with their reviews.


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Old 09/20/2011, 07:43 AM   #2
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Great stuff I highly suggest there products.good people too.


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Old 09/20/2011, 07:52 AM   #3
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good stuff (at least the protein skimmer)
I had great customer service as I had several questions getting the skimmer to fit and considerations of an alternate pump

I did a summary and review of my skimmer build here
http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh....php?t=2032662

I'm considering a Ozone reactor next


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Old 09/20/2011, 08:06 AM   #4
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Amazing customer service and a very well built product. I have left reviews for them in the review section of this forum....

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh....php?t=2053296


They are sponsors on here, and have their own forum section..with MULTIPLE reviews in it. Never heard a bad word about these guys.


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Old 09/20/2011, 08:10 AM   #5
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I agree. I recently purchased a kalk stirrer and media reactor. I did the YOU BUild, saved on cost and it was easy. Total happy with my purchases


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Old 09/20/2011, 08:54 AM   #6
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Another vote for great stuff and great customer service. You can save a few buck if you do the DIY stuff they have. I built one of their reactors and it's very simple project.


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Old 09/20/2011, 08:55 AM   #7
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they used to be called grey seas aquatics


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Old 09/20/2011, 08:56 AM   #8
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I have two of their MR10 tall reactors. I love them. The acrylic is thick, the lid seals well, and the hose connections are union barb fittings. The fittings allow me to disconnect the reactor and change the media without messing with hose clamps. They are well made IMHO.


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Old 09/20/2011, 09:47 AM   #9
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I just got 2 MR5 reactors. They look great but I haven't water tested them yet


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Old 09/20/2011, 12:13 PM   #10
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Great stuff from Avast.

I have a Swabbie, Locker and a K1 Kalk Stirrer (DIY). Everything works great and makes my life much easier.

Here the link to my build thread with some pics. (towards the bottom).

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh...1792021&page=4


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Old 09/20/2011, 12:25 PM   #11
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GREAT QUALITY, GREAT MATERIALS and GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE!!!

In a nutshell, they are AWESOME!

I have their CS1 Cone Skimmer (which pulls out the best skim mate to date on my system) and MR5 Media Reactor and I did "You Build" which saved some money to spend on frags

There are instructional videos on their website and believe me the videos makes it so much easier to build anything by them!

You won't regret your purchase!



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Old 09/20/2011, 02:28 PM   #12
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Agreed, great customer service and awesome products. I think they are a fairly small co at this time and know how to treat their customers. When they get to big we all know what happens...sometimes !! I'm ready for a new bio-pellet reactor. I think I'll call um up.


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Old 09/20/2011, 03:30 PM   #13
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Yes! Great company. Their ATO sensor is absolutely amazing. Wish i had known about them before all my other purchases or I would have bought everything from them. Highly suggest them.


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Old 09/20/2011, 04:05 PM   #14
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Thank you everyone! I just ordered the MR5 Media Reactor "You Build" version. I will let everyone know how I like it.


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Old 09/20/2011, 06:47 PM   #15
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Talking Avast Marine Works Order.

Okay so I have to say that I am so far seriously impressed with Avast Marine Works. I just placed my an order for the Avast "You Build" MR5 Media Reactor Kit and it's due for delivery tomorrow! How freaking sweet is that!





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Old 09/20/2011, 06:54 PM   #16
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I've owned one of their Swabbies. Definitely great equipment & customer service. I wouldn't hesitate buying from them again!


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Old 09/21/2011, 06:53 PM   #17
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Thumbs up Arrival & Construction of my Avast "You Build" MR5 Media Reactor.

So I received my Avast Marine Works "You Build" MR5 Media Reactor. I am so impressed with the kit that I am going to buy about 3 more reactors and their Kalkwasser Stirrer! Construction was amazingly simple (the instructional video on the website was great). After about 15 minutes of construction the unit was completely assembled and is now sitting for the final curing stage. Ample tubing was included with the reactor as well as a valve for controlling the water flow. I honestly say that Avast Marine Works definitely has my business from this point forward. It is always nice to see the small things a company does to make the customer feel special. In my instructions was a small post it not which was hand written with a thank you from Justin regarding the purchase of the item. I wish all companies had that intimate touch with their clients.













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Old 09/21/2011, 11:00 PM   #18
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I've got the media reactor. Had to mod mine a bit for use with biopellets after talking with Avast customer service. I cut the bottom off the tube below the lower bubble plate because it caused uneven flow. Build quality and materials of construction are way above what their price point is. Great product.


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Old 09/22/2011, 01:35 AM   #19
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They seem to have some hard-to-find DIY equipment, at a very good price. Good people.


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Old 09/22/2011, 05:22 AM   #20
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They seem to have some hard-to-find DIY equipment, at a very good price. Good people.
That I can definitely agree to. Plus there turn around time is amazing. I personally have been waiting to responses from other Acrylic Manufacturing Companies for over two weeks and I got my equipment from them in less then 24 hours!


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Old 09/22/2011, 06:05 AM   #21
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Im expecting my MR5 to arrive today. Planning on using it for biopellets. Anyone use the MR5 for carbon or GFO?


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Old 09/22/2011, 06:37 AM   #22
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i use the mr5 for carbon and GFO, I also have an MR10 that i was gonna use for BP's but never got around to hooking it up yet.


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Old 09/22/2011, 08:40 AM   #23
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Did you have to alter anything to run carbon or GFO? May I ask why you're planning on running a MR10 for biopellets? Just wondering. Im planning on running all three too but just ordered one MR5 too check it out first.


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never had to alter anything on the MR5's they work great the way they are.

I only got the MR10 because they were out of the MR5's at that time and figured it may have better tumbling in a bigger reactor but can't say for sure.


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Thx Shifty. I'm anxious to get my MR5 either today or tomorrow. I'll probably get two more soon.


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