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Overfloater 08-08-2011 02:20 AM

Mr. Aqua 48G Rimless...

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.

hydrophyte 08-08-2011 02:25 AM

This looks fantastic!

shrimpnmoss 08-08-2011 04:42 AM

Woah...nice looking tank you've got there. :)

mountaindew 08-08-2011 01:56 PM

Very nice!
Take down a nice system and put up a better one.
Well done

xmas_one 08-08-2011 02:35 PM

Looks great, makes me want to rescape my 48...

tcampbell 08-08-2011 04:11 PM

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.

Overfloater 08-08-2011 10:08 PM

There is some noticeable bowing but it's not bad. It seems to be less than I have seen on ADA 120-P tanks.

Kosey929 08-08-2011 10:15 PM

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.

Overfloater 08-11-2011 01:33 PM

Here is a quick video I made. Enjoy.

Quentin 08-11-2011 01:46 PM

I like I like!

ps. your video doesn't work, says it's private

sampster5000 08-11-2011 03:23 PM

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!

GitMoe 08-11-2011 05:25 PM

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.

Overfloater 08-13-2011 03:29 AM

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... ;)

tcampbell 08-13-2011 04:12 PM


Originally Posted by Overfloater (Post 1472051)
There is some noticeable bowing but it's not bad. It seems to be less than I have seen on ADA 120-P tanks.


you take a picture showing the amount of bowing you get

Overfloater 09-05-2011 08:44 PM

Update after weekly maintenance. Not much to note except more growth.

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