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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-08-2015, 05:57 PM Thread Starter
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Affordable Quality All-in-one Glass Tank?

Is it possible? I currently have an aqueon evolve 8 that I would like to upgrade from. The only reason is that I am tired of looking at all the accidental scratches on the tank. See unfortunately its acrylic and it just scratches way too easily.

I attempted to switch to an innovative marine nuvo 8 which is an identical tank except its glass. I found a special on one at my local fish store for $100. It had never been used, the in-store aquarium maintenance guy canibalized it for parts for his clients tank. So it was missing things like the outflow nozzle the media basket (I thought no big deal I will just order these from the company, cant be that expensive). Anyway after a few weeks I had all the necessary parts and made the switch. Got it all setup and after a week it developed a spontaneous crack down the whole side of the tank out of nowhere dumping 5 gallons of water all over the carpet in a matter of seconds. Unfortunately the local fish store put on the receipt it was used equipment (shame on me for not noticing), and the manufacturer did not want to do anything because he said its used equipment and for all he knows I could have bought it with the crack (fair point).

Heres the thing that same company makes these very affordable 10 gallon all-in-ones that I am hugely tempted by but at the same time dont want the same problem.

Can anyone recommend a quality but also affordable all-in-one tank in the 10 gallon range? I like the All-in-ones because they hide all of the nasty equipment and also give your tank a nice built-in background.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-08-2015, 09:22 PM
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I haven't seen many all-in-ones in larger sizes that weren't designed as reef tanks (like the Innovative Marine one you referred to).

Smaller pico tanks in the 1-6 gal size, and you have more options (Fluval Specs, JBJ, etc), but they don't make them in the bigger sizes.


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truaqua has some really affordable nano tanks, I have a few of them
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