Price Premium of Rimless Aquariums - The Planted Tank Forum
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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-12-2019, 01:40 AM Thread Starter
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Price Premium of Rimless Aquariums

After doing some research online, it seems like rimless rectangle aquariums in the U.S. market are priced higher than in the UK or EU markets. I looked at products from UNS, Mr. Aqua, Waterbox, etc. and compared them to Evolution Aqua, JBL and Fluval and others. With currency conversion including taxes, a rimless tank (sometimes with stand) costs $100.00 more on average to purchase in the states than in their respective markets across the pond. Custom rectangle tanks are even more. I'm curious how it is in the AUD market. I guess that's the price that comes with obtaining that beautiful, clean look.
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My understanding of the situation is that the demand for such tanks isn't very high here in america compared to EU and Asia so instead of being made here in mass like the typical rimmed version of aquariums are we have to get them shipped in which is where the price comes from.

I don't know where I heard it from, maybe aquarium co-op. America is something like 10-15 years behind EU when it comes to the aquarium hobby so we don't have tons of high quality options locally to buy compared to the EU or Asia which is in it's own universe when it comes to the aquarium hobby.
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That makes perfect sense. Thanks for the insight.
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Another thing to consider is that the companies offering rimless tanks are often providing a higher-quality product, which is reflected in the price. For example, the silicone work is usually much tidier.
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