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Old 07-01-2002, 01:18 PM   #1
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Best Place to purchase Acrylic Tank Online?

Hello,

Would appreciate if someone out there could throw together a list of on-line retailers / manufacturers who sell acrylic tanks online.

Thanks,

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Old 07-01-2002, 05:48 PM   #2
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Well I did not put this list together but I found it via a google search.

http://saltaquarium.about.com/cs/custaqglaacrsuppli/
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Old 07-01-2002, 06:03 PM   #3
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Have you ever had an acrylic tank? There are many reasons that acrylic is nice...
  • it's lighter
  • it's is clear, glass has a green tint
  • it is a better insulator than glass
  • shatter proof (2yr olds and hammers don't mix)
  • did I mention it's lighter

Now that I've said all that, let me say I've owned an acrylic tank and I will never own another one. For all the good points it has, there is one you will curse it for, forever....it scratches, almost if you just look at it. The only acrylic tank I will use is a sump tank, It is inevitable that you will scratch the inside of the aquarium and to buff out the scratches, you have to drain the tank, it is a b***h! Most of the time you simply won't do it, but when you do, you will curse the day you purchased an acrylic tank. IMHO. If this is something your dead set on, then I wish you the best of luck (especially when cleaning algae off the sides).
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Old 07-01-2002, 07:30 PM   #4
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One other negitive is the fact your going to be paying out the "yenyang" in shipping costs to ship a large tank.

Have you looked at ebay for used tanks that are more local to you so you can pick them up?
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Old 11-04-2003, 02:52 PM   #5
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After seeing this retailer's stellar user reviews on ebay, I decided to purchase an acrylic aquarium, 50gal, from their website. They promote extra protective packing for shipping and same day order fulfillment.

I ordered this morning and just received a notice that my order has been processed. In the end, they were much cheaper with shipping and tax (CA only) than any LFS in my area.

I will post again once I receive my tank.


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Old 11-04-2003, 02:58 PM   #6
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From What I hear is Petco is soon to be having all their tanks 1.00 per gal Can't wait for that sale.. I am going to pick up a 150+ as soon as that sale hits..

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A follow up to my post above. I received my 50gal acrylic tank yesterday and purchased and assembled a stand for it today. It's beautiful and and it does not even have a single fish in it yet, LOL.

I highly recommend Seaspies.com, fast responses to my emails and shipped the next day.

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$1.00 a gal. dang let us know when the sale starts.
Hope it is here in S.C. also.
I can see a 150gal in my living room....lol
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wow maybe i should go get me a 90 sos i can have some freshwater fish too!


a 90 gallon cichlid tank would look great with a big ole humphead frontosa swimming around in it
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$1 a gallon, well there goes my peaceful home life.
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