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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-18-2005, 06:37 PM Thread Starter
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Hello to everyone, I am a novice and a new member to this site. First off, I live in New York City. I got started in the hobby about two years ago,55 gallons, moderate lighting and fully planted tank with eco-complete substrate. I recently went to the brooklyn Aquatic society meeting for the Jack wately lecture on Dicus breeding. I bought a couple of rainbows and recived the latest issue of Tropical Fish. I have always had in interst in planted tank but due to financial constraints i was never able to do anything close to a show tank. There was an article on Takaski Amano show tank and i fell in love with it and now i am looking to duplicate or at least try come close to having the same thing. My budget is very low but with so much experince hobbist and i am looking for guidance . First off i am looking for a tank witht the dimesions of 24x72x24, Acrylic or Glass whatever would be cheaper. I am going big because i dont want to have too many tanks in my place . I read about building my own tank but i dont think i can do it by myself.Can anyone on this board recommed a anyone or a place locally who can put together an acrylicor glass tank together for me. I will have the acrylic or glass cut and supply everything , i just need someone who has done this before. I could experiment but acrylic/glass is expensive and 180 gallons of water is allot to have to clean up if its not done properly. This is step one, I will also need advcie on lighting and so forth, so all advcie is welcomed. Thank you all
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-18-2005, 06:42 PM
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hi! welcome fellow new yorker

I'm not sure who around here does custom tank construction, but I know that Aquatic Creations in Williamsburg does custom installs (may include tank fab) and so does New World aquariums here in Manhattan. Might be worth giving them a call to ask!

Are you going for a frameless tank?

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-28-2005, 11:52 PM
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Your best bet would be get a tank ready instead of messing around yourself. Like you said, 180 is a lot of water when things do not go your way. I am glad to hear you are inspired by Takashi Amano. A buddy of mine deals with some one that does custom tanks. Let me know and welcome to planted tank. Regards,
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