180 gallon recommendations

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  1. Bmart

    Bmart Supporting Member

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    Looking at upgrading and going to a 180 gallon setup. Looking for recommendation on tank/stand manufacturers. Dimensions will be standard 24x24x72. Would like it to be rimless with starphire glass.

    Any help appreciated.
     
  2. Coral reefer

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    I would contact neptunes and aquatic collection. They can get you quotes
     
  3. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

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    Yeah I don't think there are any "standard" rimless tanks at that size out there, that alone will probably double the cost of the tank though due to additional thickness of glass required. I will say if you want a nice 96x24x24 Neptune has one for sale with stand and everything :D Is money an object? Because there are multiple of custom tank designers that I could post but all of them are too rich for my blood for tank like that.
    Crystal Dynamics
    Acrylic Glass Exhibits
    Miracles (Canadian yo! :D)
     
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    If you like clean modern look, go for the Elos 200XL!
     
  5. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

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    www.customaquariums.com has tons of semi-custom sizes.
    No idea if they are good or not though.

    Crystal Dynamics (through Neptunes) would be a good start.

    +1 on Rimless at that size being THICK glass. At least 3/4, or expect scary bowing.
    Cost, but also the thick glass cuts visibility a bit.
    Is rimless a must-have?
    You will probably end up with a screen over the tank anyway, so a simple glass cross-brace is not so bad.
     
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  6. Coral reefer

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    Get external overflow setup for bean animal w 3 drain holes while you're at it, that's the best!
     
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  7. Bmart

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    Thanks for all the recommendations everyone!!! Ill be going to Neptunes soon and see what they can order as well. Cost is always a consideration but I understand that a tank this size will be very expensive especially with the Starphire glass. Companies like Reef Savvy quote approx 3500 before freight with a phantom bottom and external ghost overflow. Euro bracing is a possibility as well but trying to keep it as clean as possible. Thanks again
     
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    Neptune JUST (as in this afternoon) received a brand new 72/24/24 CDA with ghost overflow!

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    Price include the overflow.

    It's gorgeous! They added corner reinforcements and it really adds to the look!


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