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Old 09-11-2014, 04:56 PM   #1
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Trim or no Trim, That is the question

So here is the question. that the custom size i want is $430 for acrylic or $550 for glass. The dimensions of the tank will be as follows 33" long x 16 1/2" wide x 20" high, it will be made out of all panel sheet glass because the bottom will be drilled so i can run my sump/refugium in my basement. My question is where in the world wide web can i buy the black plastic trim for this!!! I've been searching for 2 days now and glass cages . com won't let me order online. My question is do i even need the trim? I will be hanging my light and it will not be resting on my trim. I could do a euro brace but i don't like the way those look so that is out of the question. When all is said and done the tank will be roughly 47 gallons. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
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Old 09-11-2014, 05:20 PM   #2
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So here is the question. that the custom size i want is $430 for acrylic or $550 for glass. The dimensions of the tank will be as follows 33" long x 16 1/2" wide x 20" high, it will be made out of all panel sheet glass because the bottom will be drilled so i can run my sump/refugium in my basement. My question is where in the world wide web can i buy the black plastic trim for this!!! I've been searching for 2 days now and glass cages . com won't let me order online. My question is do i even need the trim? I will be hanging my light and it will not be resting on my trim. I could do a euro brace but i don't like the way those look so that is out of the question. When all is said and done the tank will be roughly 47 gallons. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
you know those are almost the same dimensions as an acrylic 50 gallon tank;
36x15x20 and you can get those for around $250.
why a custom tank for that size?


but otherwise I don't know of anywhere to buy the frame. Maybe have one fabricated out of aluminum?
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That might actually work with that size. I have to measure tonight but the reasoning behind that size is I have a ledge that sits directly over my basement where I have my 20 long sitting. Looks great up there but I want bigger haha


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Old 09-11-2014, 05:41 PM   #4
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here is one at MarineDepot;

Clear-for-Life Rectangle 50 Gallon Acrylic Aquarium - Regular
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Trim or no Trim, That is the question

Just measured and that
Size is perfect!!! Thanks PB


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Cool, you could have just saved yourself a couple hundred bucks.
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Saved me $200 and some change, $300 if I would've had a glass one made


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Thank you PB, tank looks amazing Click image for larger version

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Nice.
Glad I could help. did you get it from Marine depot?
They show a small base in the pics on their site, did your tank come with a base or just the light canopy?

I have been seriously considering getting one of those myself as it will fill a space and stand I have perfectly.
sound familiar? LOL
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No base, just a 30" light canopy. I'm really scared to drill it haha. Most $ I've ever spent on a tank
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