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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-25-2013, 07:48 PM Thread Starter
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Glasscages.com?

So I've been toying with planted tanks for a few months now. I'm ready to put together a setup, from the ground up. First step is the tank. Has anyone used glasscages.com? I'm looking at rimless w/starglass. I'm moving to palm springs ca. In June so local suggestions there would be nice too.

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A lot of people have had a great experience with GC, they come highly recommended and it's hard to beat their prices. I believe there is a more local place out that way but I can't remember the company/person off the top of my head. Someone else will surely chime in and let you know though.
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For such a cheap price, it probably isn't as good of quality as something a little more expensive. Not to say that it won't last or hold water, but the silicone work probably won't be as neat and various other small things like that.

I personally haven't used glasscages.com though, so it could very well be a different story.

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Check with them regarding shipping before you get to committed to one of their tanks. I was all set to buy there, but when I called them up they said they couldn't ship to my location in Southern CA. I went with a Mr. Aqua tank instead.
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Re: Glasscages.com?

Hit or miss. A friend of mine cancelled an order recently since they kept pushing out the delivery date on a custom build. Eventually they refunded his money without any argument...good, but it also means they likely never even started his tank since they say no refunds on custom tanks.

I know someone else that promptly sold their new tank because the silicone job was a bit sloppy. Essentially... you get what you pay for. They're decent if your expectations match the price you're willing to pay.
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I purchased a 50g tank from them not to long ago for my breaded dragon and I have no complaints yet. The only thing is they dont ship unless you want to pay like $250 for insurance and etc but they do deliver to a lot of different states for $30 or so and they usually will go to your location once a month.
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post #7 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-26-2013, 04:32 AM
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They last longer than ADA tanks.

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I've gotten two tanks from them and although they have held up well the silicon was very sloppy. I live in the same town they are located in and thought i would stop by one day when they were having a walk in day. I was basically run off by an older lady. She told me that nobody was allowed there even though there website said that you could come by and look at there showroom for discounted tanks. The place looks like a something out of a horror movie anyways. Don't think i'll go that route again.
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my local forum, has many horror storries from buying tanks through glasscages.

just a warning you pay for what you get
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There is a point at which it is cheaper to buy an ADA tank. Their tank, smaller than a 45-F, is $100. Just buy ADA, GLA, Truaqua, or Schuberwright. Rimless, high quality, good customer service, and cheaper.

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I bought from them years ago. Ordered a 'knock-down terrarium', came in with the frame cracked, but other than that, it was fine.
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does any other company offer an equivalent of their sapphire glass? I can't help but be interested by that.

...or is that not as big of a deal as glasscages makes it out to be?
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A lot of people have had a great experience with GC, they come highly recommended and it's hard to beat their prices. I believe there is a more local place out that way but I can't remember the company/person off the top of my head. Someone else will surely chime in and let you know though.
i hear more horror stories than not.

personally, i'd start looking for local glass places to see if they'd feel comfortable building a tank
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i hear more horror stories than not.

personally, i'd start looking for local glass places to see if they'd feel comfortable building a tank
none of the ones i called in austin, wanted the liability
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There is a point at which it is cheaper to buy an ADA tank. Their tank, smaller than a 45-F, is $100. Just buy ADA, GLA, Truaqua, or Schuberwright. Rimless, high quality, good customer service, and cheaper.
So why did the ADA tank's seams bust out in less than 5 years on multiple tanks then and I've yet to hear this with GC tanks?

The silicone job might be sloppy, but you can trim this up some, but a pretty tank that falls apart is not worth much at all.

I go with custom made local builders and then tell them what I want and these tanks last.

that said, my 180 Gallon from GC is still doing quite well, the silicone was sloppy, the cut on one panel sloppy, but at least the tank's seams never busted. Cost? 1/3rd ADA or the custom builder.

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