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Old 05-16-2005, 11:19 AM   #1
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What are the primary companies manufacturing tanks?

I'm wondering who are the leading manufacturers of aquarium tanks are. Has anybody contacted these folks directly for a tank?

I know there's an outfit in Long Beach, CA, near where I live. Any leads are appreciated.
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Old 05-16-2005, 11:34 AM   #2
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I use AGA (All Glass Aquariums) but know people that use Oceanic as well.

I have no experience with Acrylic, so I will defer that.
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Old 05-16-2005, 11:40 AM   #3
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On larger, more professional tanks -- it is definitely preferred to situate yourself with an Oceanic. They manufacture their tanks with the thickest, sturdiest glass on the market. Plus, most are already drilled. But of course, with a name comes a price tag. I saw a 210g for $2100 at a LFS.. with the proper connections, my stepfather got a direct pricing of a 220g for $689 with stand.
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Wow, schoeplein, that's a good deal on the 220. So far, I found a 120 with stand at $540.
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DOesnt all glass own oceanic? so the tanks area really made by the same company?

I have oceanic, I know people who have gotten the new all glass with the mega flow and like but hate it, they say it is hard to clean but you get good flow..
I have also seen the price difference, and noticed oceanis have the mega flow also now, least from what I saw at my LFS.

I also prefer oceanie because the brace in the middle is glass, on a all glass it is plastic, on bigger tanks I see the braces falling because of the top/light whatever weight.

I am getting a new tank and sticking with oceanic though, better quality with what was said above, thicker glass ect..

hope that helps some
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Heh, we were going for this 700g with 1000lbs of LR and 500lbs of LS for $1200.. but some other guy in his local vacinity offered slightly more. Bah. Oh well.
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Doesnt all glass own oceanic? so the tanks area really made by the same company?
All-Glass and Oceanic merged a few years ago. They still maintain their separate identities. It was done mostly to help each other (especially Oceanic) reach a broader customer base.
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