Originally Posted by JeremyDMeyer76
I'm not super impressed with the Deep Blue aquariums. The build quality seems "ok" but they don't seem to take pride in their tanks. A few minutes with a razor blade to clean up extra sealant on the outside of the tank would have gone a long way with me.
Also, scratched trim under the factory cardboard?
I realize these aren't "professional grade" tanks but the lack of pride and quality control shows.
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Agreed. Decent tanks.
Hit or miss on Deep Blue tanks with the TLC we think we are getting.
No two tanks look alike, so choose the one you want with patience and Bring A Flashlight.
I caught one issue from my one dealers backroom that had a tank I was interested in that had a triangular chip the size of a coin missing up top, in the top corner under the upper plastic brace!~
One dealer out here gives you a sheet to "sign off" with a signature, looking the whole tank over to make sure it's ok to take it out of the building to the car after.
The other dealers/stores seem to not bother so much with the details and just sell the tanks.
I just had my first issue with the large 120g 48x24x24.
I paid/pre-ordered it and when it came in, I had some corncerns.
By the way, you will like your 80 rimless except for the water line mark over time.
Very pretty, but has the slightest bowing in the glass when the water is in it.
I only kept the 80 tank for a few years, so I have zero record of any issue on the 80g 48x24x16.
-the 24 inch front-to-back tanks are a step up in landscaping space for sure.
Up until this month, I have had almost nothing but good looking tanks and silicon seals from Deep Blue and Seapora.
From what I understand, the glass is a import (possibly China) and the tanks get assembled in California by the Aquarium Masters facility.
Next, the tanks in the U.S.A get a Deep Blue sticker, and the Canadian ones get a Seapora sticker that go to Toronto.
Once the stickers are off, there may be not much to tell a Deep Blue from a Seapora tank.
We have 20g longs, 20g highs, a sold 60 rimless cube, kept a difficult but gorgeous deep 74 Seapora tower, a 90 Seapora, 40 Breeder, 30g low that looks like a shorter 40 breeder, an 80 rimless (like yours), an 80 shallow standard and last weeks ugly 120g 48x24x24.
The left end (last photo of 4) of the big 120g Deep Blue had a nice straight run of silicon (outside of tank) on the lower plastic that touched the glass, but then the other end was looking like it was made the following Monday by an assembler.
End number two:
-A gap on each corner between the plastic lower brace and the glass, as well as a corner that had the glass panel walked slightly in (to make the gap previously mentioned look bigger).
No symmetrical work on the "bad end" as well as the lack of the nice bead of silicon shown that runs on the outside like the one on the other good end.
The pics should help.