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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-06-2018, 07:07 AM Thread Starter
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Low Iron Tank Makers

I'e never quite understood the gap we have in aquarium brands. It seems we have the bottom end, Tetra, Marineland, Aqueon and then the high end ADA UN rimless tanks. Why does nobody make a low iron, clean silicon rimmed tank? I would like to buy a nice tank for my office, but it has to have a rim and lid due to having kids around. I don't want people sticking their hands, objects or liquids into my tank. I can't understand why no company has tried this. The only rimmed tanks that aren't complete junk are custom made?
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You do have another option: a low iron rimless tank with a lid. ADA sells all of their tanks with lid hooks included and other companies might also. The glass lids are sold separately.

I had a 10g rimless, curved front corners (regular glass) Penn Plaxx knock-off that came with clear plastic hooks and a clear rimless lid included, all for under $50. That was a pretty nice tank. I just saw the same tank without hooks / lid at my LFS for $35 and I'm going to buy it again.
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I've done the ADA tanks with the lids. There is still room for kids and people to get things in the tank. I'd hate to do a 120p Reef tank and lose $5,000 worth of coral because a kid dropped something into the tank.
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Then maybe a full canopy will serve your purpose. I belive Read Sea makes them for their rimless tanks.
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I would also buy a high quality clean-silicone rimmed low iron tank. Wish they were made.
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Pretty sure customaquariums.com will do it, with aluminum rims no less, but not cheap. You can specify which sides to be low iron.
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Pretty sure customaquariums.com will do it, with aluminum rims no less, but not cheap. You can specify which sides to be low iron.



how is their quality?



My ada 75H sprung a leak, and want to get a shorter tank made


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Okay, sorry to hijack, but...what is a "low iron tank"?
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I personally think their quality is quite good. However they only offer the good warranty on large sizes (75 gallon+) with their stand, which gets quite pricey~ I think ADA warranty also requires their stand?
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I personally think their quality is quite good. However they only offer the good warranty on large sizes (75 gallon+) with their stand, which gets quite pricey~ I think ADA warranty also requires their stand?



yea, but is only 2 years....my 75H just sprung a leak and they said pound sand. have you seen GC's quality in person?

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Okay, sorry to hijack, but...what is a "low iron tank"?



low iron glass.....increases clarity of the glass


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Right well, I believe custom aquariums is *lifetime* for leaks/craftsmanship issues using their stand but must be 75gallon+ with stipulations like it was installed level on one of their stands and you gotta pay for shipping, which is not cheap for 75g+ aquariums, and you had to have them do any overflow holes etc instead of doing them yourself...

I've seen the tanks they bring to shows... and one large one in a friends home, so fairly small sample size. They're expensive, but so are ADA tanks I suppose. Aluminum rim around the bottom even on the "rimless" so there's that, and black silicone instead of clear.

I had brought them up because op wanted low iron with lids and rims. I couldn't think of another...
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Yea, I wasnít pushing against you. Iím legit curious about the quality


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Just trying to be honest about how many I've witnessed in person. I want to get some myself. Craftsmanship is better than deep blue but worse than c2c never seen tankmeusa.... Price also happens to lay between c2c and deep blue... if I won the lottery I'd have c2c aquariums galore 😕
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