Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: North Central MA
Back in the 70's when I knew this stuff, All-glass and Perfecto were the big brands. I always thought that All-glass fit and finish were better. Oceanic was a small manufacturer and I think Marineland came out then too.
Now I see that All-glass has become Aqueon. I don't know if it was a corporate takeover or just a name change. Anyway, the biggest problem I've always had with Petco was that the list of tanks, stands, canopies and hoods that are carried in stock are set by computer,.... and they don't match! This was very frustrating when I worked there in the 90's. It was almost impossible to get a tank, stand and hood in matching oak or black. Invariably one piece would be out of stock. Heaven help you if you wanted a matching canopy. And this was back when most tanks were rectangles. Now with all the odd sizes that have become popular the problem must be way worse.