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Pricing a custom tank

Discussion in 'Are you new to aquatic plants? Start here' started by crystalview, Feb 7, 2009.

  1. crystalview

    crystalview Guru Class Expert

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    I have this 45g tall. It is 36" long. I am finding that it is not deep enough for what I would like to see and plant in my tank. I have never priced a custom glass tank, nor would I know where to look for one. without paying huge shipping costs.

    36'' x 19'' x 24" T Do you have any idea what something like this would cost?

    I know one day I must replace my tank. The caulking is peeling.

    Do you like wider tanks? I have never played with one. I thought it might give me more depth in my plantings.
     
  2. bibbels

    bibbels Prolific Poster

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    ADA makes a tank almost this exact size : 90H 36x18x24 in.

    Also, IIRC, Oceanic makes one in a similar size : 36x18x22 in

    You can find the prices to the ADA tanks at either ADG or Aqua Forest's respective websites. I don't know about shipping though.

    The Oceanic tank could be easily ordered at a LFS or might possibly be in stock somewhere.

    You might also consider the 40 breeder tank. Many mfr make it and it can be found inexpensively. It's size is actually pretty good for planted tanks but might be shallower than you like : 36x18x16 in. I've seen this size stocked in the box pet stores even (ie Petsmart).

    HTH
     
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    Glasscages makes that one too, a 70 gallon tall tank, 36x18x25, for $154, but you have to travel to S. California to pick it up. And, Glasscages tanks are not the highest quality tanks you could get. Here it is:
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    Anybody know who a high quailty custom tank builder is?
     
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    Crystal,

    I have used the 40 gal breeders and they are great plant tanks IMO/IME...

    You have more width than normal and the lower height makes it easier to have less light. Deeper tanks need more light to penetrate to the substrate...........

    I agree that the LFS may have something you like. I doubt you would need a custom tank, but that may only be for 'standard' sizes. Also most common will have a rim and you may not want that.............

    Can you go to a 4' length and get a 90 gal 48x18x24? This gives a nice volume of water, but wish the height and depth were reversed...........

    Best of luck and let us know!
     
  6. crystalview

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    I know Tom knows of a couple of tank builders. He posted it once. Maybe he will chime in

     
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    Here is a link showing a 36x24x24 tank for 175.......300l or approx 78-80 gallons.

    Aquariums R Us Price List

    So, maybe the LFS can get one from all glass or oceanic as suggested...........

    I also found this in a thread, reply by Tom:

     
  8. crystalview

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    Thanks I can look around Sacramento and see if they have or can order one.

    I will still dream of a star fire glass front (Or I think that is what it is called). I am not quite ready for a rim-less. Though they are nice.



     
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    One guy is now out of business, flaky, took a long time, did decent work and was cheap.

    Charlie and the fish tank Factory are in Long Beach.

    Good work, might be a bit more than $$$, but the ADA tank from AF might be your best option unless you go to LA often etc, hate that drive.

    I can pick up a tank in SF from AF and you can stop and get it here in Sac also. Talk to them.
    The tank will be maybe 300-400$ or so?

    Not sure.

    Regards,
    Tom Barr
     
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    I have seen a few threads talking about people having problems with the ADA 90P and up tanks. After a few years they start to leak. Anybody have any experience with this problem?
     
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    Some of the Oceanic tanks now have Starfire fronts, check their site.
     
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