Aquarium - where to get?

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by aqua-nut, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. aqua-nut

    aqua-nut Supporting Member

    I've had problems with Chitons before. They are not cute and really dug into the acrylic!

    I've had tangs and had no issues.
  2. aqua-nut

    aqua-nut Supporting Member

    I've had a TruVu. Same thoughts on the thin acrylic. Mine had the eurobrace come apart along the back top seam. Fixable but a pain.
  3. aqua-nut

    aqua-nut Supporting Member

    Black at Neptune. That's kind of the opposite of hiding it, let's celebrate the seam!! I like the look, but I bet you can guess who is even more opposed to it than the clear. :)
  4. gimmito

    gimmito Guest

    Rygh said it eloquently. Gen will give you a custom tank at a reasonable price.
  5. Elite

    Elite Guest

    48x24x24 rimless acrylic tank? That's gonna cost you quite a bit.. I like glass tank. acrylic tank is good for sump:) ..
  6. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    What is the compatibility issue with Tangs and acrylic aquariums?
  7. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    When they get larger their teeth scratch the tank.

    Also, I must echo what Phong said, a rimless acrylic tank will most likely cost you more ($1500-2000 for one with thick enough acrylic for minimal deflection) than a stock glass tank without a center brace.
  8. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    That didn't answer his question... He wants to know why you made that comment, your post does nothing to rxplain your comment.

    You should be in politics.
  9. jwolcott

    jwolcott Guest

    I had I custom 180 tank built by truvu about 3 yes ago , they where located in Hayward / union city area. They built it right off my plans and was pretty reasonable
  10. gimmito

    gimmito Guest

    What part of the comment didn't you understand ?

    1. Thin acrylic.
    2. Bowing.
    3. Split seams.

    Would being on the BOD constitute being in politics ? :p
  11. aqua-nut

    aqua-nut Supporting Member

    Politics! No need to insult him! :)
  12. aqua-nut

    aqua-nut Supporting Member

    I wasn't thinking about a rimless acrylic. Don't think I've ever seen one. Acrylic is so flexible it would seem like something out of Star Trek. You know, the one with Scotty talking to the Macintosh mouse. "There be whales, captain!" :)

    I've seen eurobraced glass (like the display at Neptune) that has no center brace. Is that possible with acrylic? Perhaps that is a silly question since it seems everything is possible with enough $$. Perhaps I should say, is it possible for a reasonable price?
  13. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    How does the relate to...

    Did they not split seams, bow, or use thin acrylic 5-10 years ago?

    No, a reef club BOD is no where near being in politics, nor is it even a primer for such a thing :lol: Kinda hard not to get voted in when no one is opposing you, or even wants the job :p
  14. gimmito

    gimmito Guest just take Gresham's comments with a grain of salt.

    Now back to your question, I do have a Truvu 40 breeder for a fuge, a Truvu 60 gal FT, & a Truvu 29 gal sump. I'm not hating on them, but the acrylic is thin and not of a quality I would use for my main display. It seems you are leaning towards a acrylic display (with the help of your wife ;)), there is a big difference in Gen's acrylic work and of what I have seen from Truvu...just my 2 cents.

    You are welcome to see his work if you are ever in the Millbrae area.
  15. gimmito

    gimmito Guest

    Gresh...I really don't have time to debate politics. I'd rather bang my head against a wall. :p

    FYI, I threw my hat in for BOD because:

    1. I was asked nicely.
    2. There was a need.
    3. Help the club.
    4. You are correct it is thankless job, but I didn't see you throw your hat in the ring. ;)
  16. aqua-nut

    aqua-nut Supporting Member

    Thanks for the offer. PM sent.
  17. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

  18. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    +1 what Gimmito said.

    And also:

    4. Sloppy glue joints.
    5. Chatter marks on the edges of the plastic from poor routing/machining.
    6. Scuff marks at the joints from worn/dirty bearings on their flush trim cutters.
    7. Non-flush joints from worn and poorly adjusted tooling.
    8. Mislocated overflows.

    For stuff that I've seen in the last 6 years, anyways.

    I've seen older stuff from them that was better.

    But I'm picky because I oversee R&D machinists and technicians and I know plastic fab. Poor quality work is a major peeve of mine. I have extremely low tolerance for it.
  19. zeroinverse

    zeroinverse Guest

    Looking for a 120 gallon eh?... It's a nice size. It took me forever to find my 150 gal. A good guy down in Milpitas gave me a great deal for his 150 gal glass tank 48x24x30H. $90. Can't beat that! It had only a few scratches on it and a small leak, which I stripped all the "secondary silicon seals" and re-sealed.

    If you were looking for a 60 gal, 48x24x12 tank, I saw one down in SoCal. Acrylic with a "external" coast to coast overflow.
    He was selling for like $250~300. It wasn't the right timing during my LA trip so I didn't get it for my "coral prop" system at the time.
  20. aqua-nut

    aqua-nut Supporting Member

    Wow, it's been a YEAR!

    I ended up getting a tank made by Kritter. 120G, modified coast to coast, external overflow. It's currently in my garage as I work out plumbing. I started a thread in the journals forum called 'aqua-nut's 120G - getting back to salt'.

    This might even be a link to it:

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