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Company for custom aqaurium? unique size...

I have an old fluval edge on my main floor in the bar. I cant stand the thing for a maintenance standpoint (and catching fry is nearly impossible)- but I like the way it 'looks' (plugs in, hidden HOB/chords, etc). Im doing research into upgrading this one- but since it is upstairs and im a glutton for design I want it to fit in perfectly.



So im looking for a custom tank provider- anyone have good leads? I googled resources- but honestly I would like some first hand accounts as I find people who make 'tanks' but not full 'aquariums' (custom lids, etc).


If all else fails Ill build me own- but I would rather not go down that rabbit hole.... again.
-I should add... its on a shelf, can not cut into the shelf base, so everything needs to plug into the outlet on top of the counter. So no canister filter, I need a unique size. That is why it must be custom.

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Did you look at Waterbox tanks? They do some odd sized all in one tanks.
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Did you look at Waterbox tanks? They do some odd sized all in one tanks.
Good call! I looked at one of their- $650.00... but its bigger than I want if its a 'all in one' type. Im looking for 10 gallons, but long and narrow so I still have use of the countertop in the bar area- I only breed endlers (rare hybrids) so they dont need 'front to back' space.... horizontal is sufficient. including filter I would like it to be no more than 13" deep.

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How about Glasscages.com?

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I think that UNS will also provide custom-sized tanks (GlassAqua advertises that they will). They have great build quality, so they might be worth a look.
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What about a Nuvo Fusion Peninsula tank? It's 20 gallons, but still only 12" x 30" x 13" high. UNS has a 90L, which is a 9 gallon bookshelf tank. Aquatop has an 8.6 gallon that might work as well.
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I think that UNS will also provide custom-sized tanks (GlassAqua advertises that they will). They have great build quality, so they might be worth a look.
Ill definitely take a look at them!

I also found the JBJ Flat Panel 10 gal.n But I heard JBJ might not be the best quality? Its going on a singluar grain black walnut counter.... so I dont want any 'accidents'.

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'Modern aquarium solution for hobbyists incorporates beautifully with contemporary home decor. JBJ Rimless Desktop Aquarium is a stylish new interpretation, elevating the humble "fish tank" to an artistic living display. Premium features including high-clarity low-iron glass, removable 3-stage filtration and dimmable 2-channel LED light fixture appeal to hobbyists while sleek design makes it a desirable addition to any room.FeaturesLow-Iron GlassCrystal Clear ViewingRaised Pedestal or FeetRemovable Bio FilterRemovable Filter CartridgeDesignated Heater Column in FilterLyra LED LightFeather Touch 2 Channel ControlsLow Wattage'
  • 10-gallon flat panel glass aquarium with 3-stage filter and LED light
  • Stylish aquarium makes a contemporary addition to your home decor
  • High end hobby-friendly features include dimmable 2-channel LED



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What about a Nuvo Fusion Peninsula tank? It's 20 gallons, but still only 12" x 30" x 13" high. UNS has a 90L, which is a 9 gallon bookshelf tank. Aquatop has an 8.6 gallon that might work as well.
Actually that Nuvo is pretty nice! I just wish it was frameless... Those dark lines drive me nuts since it is visible from every angle. I could easily go up in gallon size.... Im not set on 10- I just want to make it fit in that space... But I do need a housing for the pump, etc. I did the DIY a couple times, but if I cant prevent it on the main floor I would prefer it.

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It's a little more spendy and, honestly, sometimes a hassle (scratching - which you can avoid if you're careful)... but... there are quite a few really terrific acrylic builders on the reef/marine side of the hobby.

Have you checked any of those builders out? I've used a couple builders to create 'frag' tanks that I use for shrimp. Shallow, long, that sort of thing.

I prefer glass but highly recommend you check some of them out. They advertise on the reef forums and a couple have fleabay storefronts that are worth exploring.


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