Looking at a 100g 5' long OceanView Tank.. awesome price, nice cuts on the glass etc. Can't seem to justify why I want to spend 300.00 more on the same size tank custom drilled by Oceanic.
Anyways - the only problem is that the bead on the insides of the tank are hand-laid vs. machine laid. There is access glue in like the bottom corner, mid right tank, up top, etc. It looks they had too much bead overflowing on their fingers and they left thicker edges where it should be tapered... it looks bad. I am sure that when it is full of water that it would be less noticible... but, I am a wierdo when it comes to these things.
who's been there for 18 years or so and two of his employees say that the access glue does nothing for support - the only important part of the seem you cant touch and is the dead corner and in between the glass. When I asked if I could get a ruler or something as a guide and take a razorblad to it to make the bead width the equivelent to an oceanview machine-laid, he said sure. Now of course I am not going to dig the razor into the dead corner of this thing - just more like a quarter of an inch from where the sides meet - closer to the seam like the oceanic seams. What does everyone else think?