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Old 01/11/2008, 08:34 AM   #1
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Who makes custom Tanks?? other than galss cages

I am pondering a new tank for about 4-6months from now... and want to see my other options for custom tanks:

24X24X16 or maybe 24X30X16 I would like an external overflow box, with holes for a CL.... Dart with Oceans Motions(2500gph on omss ver. 2 and 500ishgph(after head loss) on a spray bar at the bottom of the tank) have the nozels pointed in a 360deg motion(gyre?). Starboard at the bottom of the tank silicone all the way around to avoid detritus build up at the bottom. Finally LIG on 2 sides front and one side, as this will be only 2 sided viewable(in-wall(not much wall space ))

So, anyone know any good company out there besides GC that builds custom glass tanks? i dont want to do acrylic only bc i am not very careful and i know i will scratch it pretty badly lol. thanks.


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Old 01/11/2008, 09:03 AM   #2
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I think I have heard Miracles in Glass or something along those lines. Key to any glass I gather is to have it aneeled (maybe I have the wrong name for the process) I think they termed it. To cut down on surface softness and make for higher scratch resistance. Something that apparently glass cages after you spend all that money on work and shipping they don't bother with. Maybe the starphire upgrades are better for this reason as well.


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Old 01/11/2008, 09:03 AM   #3
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aquarium obsessed is in penn i think, miracles is in canada. those are two of the big ones i have heard of that people seem to be very happy with. Both are going to be considerable more expensive than GC. However i wouldn't buy a tank from glass cages EVER. I tried and ended up making them take it back because it was wrong and chipped. and was treated VERY poorly by the owner. not worth it. If you really want a custom tank shell out the money for a reputable company to build it.


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Old 01/11/2008, 09:20 AM   #4
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exactly why i am posting this the closer to connecticut the better will def save me on shipping so i will take a look at aquarium obsessed thanks

Cleveyank is this acrylic you speak of?? thanks


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Old 01/11/2008, 01:35 PM   #5
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Aquarium Obsessed and Miracles in Glass at both in Canada....They, along with AGE are the 3 popular high end glass tank builders.


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Old 01/11/2008, 03:01 PM   #6
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thanks buddy will look into AGE is that one in the U.S? Thanks


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Old 01/11/2008, 03:38 PM   #7
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Yeah, Aquarium and Glass Exhibits. They are the one who make those tank with the pvc bottom. They can also do an acrylic eurobrace on a glass tank..can you say special glue...haha They have a couple locations..but unfortunately I think one is in Texas and the other in CA...not sure though..


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Old 01/11/2008, 04:06 PM   #8
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thanks again bud, i appreciate it.... i figure i start planing now... hopefully i can start setting up in like 4-6months.


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Old 01/11/2008, 06:36 PM   #9
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I can always build you a plywood tank...oh wait...I need to finish mine first huh...LOL


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Old 01/11/2008, 06:43 PM   #10
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that would great you can always build mine first hahah j/k seriously how is that comming along? i dont really know what i want to do i know i want it to be less than 50G, maybe 100G with the frag tub attached


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Old 01/12/2008, 09:09 AM   #11
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You could also get a perfecto or oceanic custom made through your lfs. I have a 60 cube (24x24x24) on its way from perfecto and it was about the same price that glasscages was charging.


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Old 01/12/2008, 02:57 PM   #12
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intresting.... i will look into that as well thank you!


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AO (Aquariums Obsessed) is 5 minutes from my house...they are awesome guys...and do an awesome job...check out their sponsored link page...or their web page...


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