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Old 07-07-2018, 11:53 PM
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Acrylic custom tank questions

So my 220 3/4 “ glass tank sprung a leak this tank was built like a tank lol and the seam still failed over time I was shocked so I’m gonna look into custom acrylic
Who does everyone recommend ??
Obviously the big thing for me would need to have some type of warranty

Thinking of 72 x 20” high and 24” wide
Is there such a thing as a seamless acrylic tank or maybe one that’s a poured resin or something eliminating weak spots not gonna lie this flood threw me for a loop such a helpless feeling and so much work to break down not 100 % I’m gonna keep going hoping I feel little better tomorrow wife was not thrilled ....


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Old 07-08-2018, 07:24 AM
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Holy @#$&, so sorry to hear. I don’t think any manufacturer makes a seamless tank that large. I’ll do some research. You’ve seen mine it has re-enforced acrylic seams and my sump only has the two rear corners seamed. I would offer to help, but it’s bad timing, I spent all day and half the night in the hospital and probably all day today too. That’s another story......


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Old 07-08-2018, 02:51 PM
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Hi Mike hope you are ok!!! In the end it’s just a tank very disappointed but eventually I’ll be back might go on hiatus for a bit and next time I’d like to keep things simple and done correctly I wasn’t happy with


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Old 07-08-2018, 02:54 PM
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My new tank was made by advanced acrylic in California. They do an amazing job. Give them a try.
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Old 07-08-2018, 05:38 PM
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Hi sunny thanks I’ll check them out why did u decide to go with them?


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Old 07-08-2018, 06:42 PM
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You’ve seen mine it has re-enforced acrylic seams and my sump only has the two rear corners seamed. I would offer to help, but it’s bad timing, I spent all day and half the night in the hospital and probably all day today too. That’s another story......
Sorry to hear Mike, been in hospital 3x this year, so I know the feeling! Hope everything’s ok.

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So my 220 3/4 “ glass tank sprung a leak this tank was built like a tank lol and the seam still failed over time I was shocked so I’m gonna look into custom acrylic
Who does everyone recommend ??
Obviously the big thing for me would need to have some type of warranty

Thinking of 72 x 20” high and 24” wide
Is there such a thing as a seamless acrylic tank or maybe one that’s a poured resin or something eliminating weak spots ...
Also sorry to hear, Matt... had my 450g split a seam 2 yrs ago, just got my new acrylic replacement (500g) set up a few months ago, so I know that feeling also!
My 2 new tanks (200 & 500g) both have the seams re-enforced like Mike’s tank...
They were custom made by fishtanksdirect in Fla... good people to work with, you’re welcome to come and take a look if you’d like.
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Old 07-08-2018, 06:53 PM
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Hi sunny thanks I’ll check them out why did u decide to go with them?

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I am also in the same boat. My 350G glass tank leaked last year. It is always a mess to clean after leaks. I decided to go acrylic to try something different. I did a lot of research and decided to go with them.

My tank is 600G and it is really well built. If I went glass the weight alone for the tank that size was a no no to me. Advanced Acrylic have a name in the hobby.

Call them up and ask for John. Tell him I referred you, might get some discount

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Old 07-08-2018, 11:24 PM
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Out of pure curiosity, how long did you and sunny have your glass tanks before they failed. It's always in the back of my mind that you don't want to think about but it lurks.
I've had a few Glass Cages tank for 14 years now.
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Old 07-09-2018, 05:44 PM
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I had mine for 5 years. It split at the bottom seam.
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Old 07-09-2018, 09:58 PM
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Mine I bought used apparently was set up for around 2 yrs if I remember correctly and I had it 5 yrs about so 7 yrs it was so much the leak although that sucked it was what to do about the 700 lb glass tank that was gonna start to stink up my house if I didn’t get it out for that reason alone I’d never do a big tank in glass again


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