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Old 03-07-2011, 12:27 PM   #1
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Glass Cages

Hey folks. I 've seen a lot of people that are thinking about ordering from glass cages but I don't know how many actually have? To those who have, what do you think about your tank/quality/company?
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Old 03-07-2011, 02:16 PM   #2
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When I was toying with the idea of starting a salt tank, I looked into custom tanks. Glass Cages had enough poor reviews on both quality and customer service that I wouldn't consider them.
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Old 03-07-2011, 02:22 PM   #3
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Do not. I repeat. Do NOT buy from them.

It will be the worst mistake you've ever made regarding purchasing a tank. I have a thread on here about starting a 33G long tank that i bought from them, and i have to say it was the worst 374 bucks i ever spent on a tank. It was absolutely terrible.

The silicone job looks like a 3 year old did it, there were silicone handprints all over the glass. The bottom of the tank was not aligned at all. Some edges were raised and some weren't. I asked them to drill 1/2" return hole and a 1" overflow. They drilled a 2" drain and a 1.75" return. Two pieces of glass had warps in them. The overflow they built was ridiculous in size, it took up so much precious space in the tank, and the cover that i paid an extra 75$ for them to install.. they never installed.

There are terrible reviews all over the place from them. Their customer service sucks, their tanks suck, and they in general suck. I hate glass-cages. I'm just another person who can attest to how garbage their tanks are.

Don't buy.
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Man. Thanks zero. After that last tank being all green and nasty, I really desperately want a nice, shiny, clean tank and their prices don't seem tooooo bad. Bummer

I was half looking at the red sea max, but after seeing one cracked today, i'm now paranoid.

Everything seems to have crummy reviews.
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Get glass and build it yourself.

Here's a place with amazing glass prices that ship. They even have Starphire glass if you want it.

Custom Cut Replacement Glass

I'm getting my glass from here for my next build.
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Tell us how you really feel, Zer0! I haven't made a purchase there (thankfully) but I did read up on them a while ago when I was considering a custom tank and came across the same bad reviews. Tanks being shoddy and customer service non-existent.
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So where to buy a custom tank? Any thoughts or suggestions? because i was looking at buying a tank from glass-cages but after reading this I'm pretty sure I won't. But glass-cages seem to have the footprint I want and I cant find it anywhere else.
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Haha i wish i could only express my rage on that fateful day when i brought the tank back. It was horrifying. Not to mention the glass they built it with was 3/4" thick. It was ridiculous heavy, and it had a mean green tint to it.
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My brothers friend customizes tanks. To any shape or size you want. He's really good.

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I had friends that ordered from them, two came out with sloppy silicone jobs, and the other came out with a totally wrong "CUSTOM" tank and they did not want to work with him ....... :-/ be careful with those people.
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