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Old 01/01/2008, 12:47 AM
AWD AWD is offline
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large custom aquarium manufacturer recomendations

I need to redo my tank, sadly. I would like bids or recommendations for companies that will make such a large custom tank. The dimensions are 82" x 28" x 46". I want two overflows for two 2" drains. And Black on the back and sides of the tank.

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Old 01/01/2008, 02:13 AM
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46" tall?

I'm going with A.G.E. - I know they specialize in (large) custom. They're sometimes pricier but their quality and communication speak to that. I also heard they've had 0 tanks leak but I dunno... mine arrives in 2-3 weeks =)

http://www.acrylicandglassexhibits.com/
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Old 01/01/2008, 03:41 AM
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I went with Concept Aquarium International and was VERY happy.
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Old 01/01/2008, 09:30 AM
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Where are you located? I've got a local guy (MD, PA, VA, DC) that builds awesome tanks. Specializes in 500+g
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Old 01/01/2008, 10:50 AM
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Utah. Freight may not be a killer if those guys do a nice job and for a good price.

Thanks for the referrals.
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Old 01/01/2008, 10:57 AM
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I went with tenecor and had no problem and my tank is beutiful
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Old 01/01/2008, 11:12 AM
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no real experience with AGE...e-mailed them regarding a custom tank we wanted to be built and was told i would be contacted by a local dealer of theirs...never was so they got crossed of the list.

we went with aquarium obsessed. tank is in transit as i type this.
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Old 01/01/2008, 06:55 PM
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Utah. Freight may not be a killer if those guys do a nice job and for a good price.

Thanks for the referrals.
I will PM you his phone number.
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Old 01/01/2008, 07:16 PM
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Contact James at www.EnvisionAcrylics.com he is is Oregon. Has done tanks for many public aquaria in the USA and I have seen his work up close. GREAT!
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Old 01/01/2008, 08:00 PM
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My buddy just got a large (340) tank from tenecor and was very unhappy with their customer service. They also messed up the bulkheads
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Old 01/02/2008, 04:22 PM
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I dont know they got my 525 right, I guess its like anything else some good some bad sry to here that but they were great for me start to finish
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Old 01/02/2008, 07:19 PM
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I got a nice stainless steel frame tank from Deep Sea Aquatics. It is a 295 gallon 72 x 30 x 31.5. No cross braces. Very nice quality. They are the guys that used to do custom tanks for Oceanic and when Oceanic moved up north they started their own business here in Dallas area..
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Old 01/02/2008, 07:22 PM
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I agree with Michael7979. James at Envision has an excellent reputation. I have seen several of his large tanks and quality has always been exceptional. I got a quote from him a few weeks ago for a large tank and his prices were also quite competitive.
 

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