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Old 01-28-2015, 05:15 PM   #1
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75 Gallon Starphire Tank?


Hello All,
I'm planning on getting a new 75 gallon set up some time this year. I'm not too thrilled by the quality of the tanks that petco and petsmart offer, but spending $1400+S/H on an ADA 120H is too crazy for me.

Are there anything that falls in between?

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There is a store that just got their distribution rights for ADA in northern New Jersey. I know the price is still a little crazy once you get over that 10mm glass size but its now an option. As for having something custom made glass cages is the name I always hear for tanks with the starphire glass.
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Old 01-28-2015, 06:36 PM   #3
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GLA has a tank that's the same dimensions as the ADA120H, but for $655 plus shipping (probably around ~$1000 total).
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There is a store that just got their distribution rights for ADA in northern New Jersey. I know the price is still a little crazy once you get over that 10mm glass size but its now an option. As for having something custom made glass cages is the name I always hear for tanks with the starphire glass.
Thank you. I heard about GlassCages too. Both + and -. Anyone can share some experience about quality of their recent build? Picking up in Boston is not a big problem. I'm about an hour away.

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GLA has a tank that's the same dimensions as the ADA120H, but for $655 plus shipping (probably around ~$1000 total).
I'll get in trouble if I spend 1K on the tank. The total budget for the whole thing is about 1200, which includes filtration and lighting.
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Do some research for distributers of "Fire Aquarium" in The US, not sure if there is any?
In Toronto there is a distributer & they carry a 79 gallon starfire tank for 359.99
I have one & I`m totally happy with it.
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Starfire Glass Tank (W120D50H50cm)
Cube Glass is base on the same frameless design concept like the ADA cube Garden aquarium,the type of glass used is Starfire Clear Glass with slightly tinted blue color.It can be widely used not only for the planted aquarium, but also for normal ornamental fish keeping.


$ 359.99
http://www.fireaqua.com/
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Do some research for distributers of "Fire Aquarium" in The US, not sure if there is any?
In Toronto there is a distributer & they carry a 79 gallon starfire tank for 359.99
I have one & I`m totally happy with it.

http://www.fireaqua.com/
Thank you. I did some research and found it's a big Chinese company.

Another brand I know is Landen, also Chinese. Its price is not any lower than ADA.
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Thank you. I did some research and found it's a big Chinese company.

Another brand I know is Landen, also Chinese. Its price is not any lower than ADA.
Even ADA is out of China these days
Heck with the sinking Canadian $, might be worth a drive to visit Toronto
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If you can pick up from GlassCages that seems like a reasonable option. At least that way you can inspect it before accepting delivery, and make them fix anything less than perfect on the spot.
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