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post #1 of 233 (permalink) Old 08-08-2011, 02:20 AM Thread Starter
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Mr. Aqua 48G Rimless...

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I recently went into my LFS for the first time in over a year and noticed some interesting tanks that I have not seen before, Mr. Aqua rimless tanks. They looked quite nice and the price was good. I ended up buying the Mr Aqua 48 gallon which is equivalent in size to the ADA 90-P. It's a nice tank, glass is clear and the silicone is relatively good. Compared to an ADA tank (which I contemplated buying) I would say the Mr Aqua is ~80% of ADA quality at 1/3 the price.

This will be the start of this tank's journal. I have taken down my Oceanic 37G which was long overdue for a revamp and replaced it with the rimless and I have to say I do love it so far.


Here is a quick pic I snapped with my phone.

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This looks fantastic!
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Woah...nice looking tank you've got there.
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Very nice!
Take down a nice system and put up a better one.
Well done
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Looks great, makes me want to rescape my 48...
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How much bowing do you get in that tank. I have a Mr.Aqua 60cm rimless tank and when filled up to 1" from the top there is noticable bowing. I noticed in the shops here the 10mm glass 90cm tanks my Mr.Aqua do not show much bowing, but even the LFS braced the corners on them when used as displays.
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There is some noticeable bowing but it's not bad. It seems to be less than I have seen on ADA 120-P tanks.
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Your tank looks great! I just purchased a Mr. Aqua 12-gallon 'long' and can't wait to set it up. I'm glad to hear your happy with yours.
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Here is a quick video I made. Enjoy.

http://youtu.be/LyPD4ceqnSE
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I like I like!

ps. your video doesn't work, says it's private
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Very nice! I like to see tanks that have the hardscape placed in the center. I was thinking of trying that in my next scape as I like the centered look vs. the usual golden ratio. Looking forward to updates!

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Thats a great start out of the gate. I wish I could see these bigger Mr Aqua tanks in person. Nobody carries them locally. I have their 30c and really like it.
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This weekend I am going to install some grommets to the sides of the stand to mimic the ADA stands. Soon I will purchase some lily pipes to complement the grommets...
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There is some noticeable bowing but it's not bad. It seems to be less than I have seen on ADA 120-P tanks.
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you take a picture showing the amount of bowing you get
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Update after weekly maintenance. Not much to note except more growth.
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