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How likely do you think it is to have a tank leak or break? This is assuming proper setup and care.

Are acrylic less likely to fail? I know they can break as well.

Are the rimless more likely to fail?

If I can't find what I want locally I worry about the shipping. I used to work in a mailroom and have friends with UPS and FedEx and can tell you that packages are dealt with no regard. I'm amazed that people still have faith that putting a fragile sticker will do any good. Probably a good thing though as they are optimistic :hihi:

I wonder if most stores get there tanks shipped by a major carrier as well and there's wouldn't be any better in that regard?

Anyone have experience with ADA's packaging? There tanks are tempting me.

Anyone know of a quality acrylic at a fair price? 20 gallons or less.

Peace,

Anthony
 

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I used to work in a mailroom and have friends with UPS and FedEx and can tell you that packages are dealt with no regard.
I know 150,000 folks that would like to discuss that comment with you.....DC
 

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If you are into plants maybe we can set up some
plant trades in the future.
Robert


Do you mean AGA and not ADA
ADA is big $$$

There are + and - of both tanks types

+ Acrylic tanks hold temps longer and are clearer
- cost more $$$
+ you can do more to them IE... rub out scratches
+ much lighter

+ Glass tanks less $$$
- more temp loss (costs more to heat per yr)
- much more weight
- not as clear as acrylic

I seen a earlier post about you asking about No3 test kits

I use both Lamotte NO3 3110
and
Hagen Nutrafin NO3 (the one with 2 plastic and 1 glass bottle reagents)

both new kits produced the same purple color to me.
so I tests my regular week test using the cheaper Hagen and keep checking
my results monthly with my Lamotte.
it has been 8 months so far same pink Hue
I feel safe with this until it lets me down.

with that said no flame wars please with Lamotte/Hagen "marks"
it is just my personal experience.
 

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I know 150,000 folks that would like to discuss that comment with you.....DC
I should clarify this. I worked in the mailroom and we took great care in shipping. I'm saying that I saw how the major carriers treat there cargo because I had to deal with the damaged goods all day, I think it's really terrible.

I also think that most people and companies have no idea how to properly pack an item for shipping. It's sad to see the boxes all taped up and top and the bottom is half hanging open, it's just common sense.

And hard styrofoam does little against a gravity impact. Double boxing with a layer of soft foam or bubble wrap around the inner box is in order for alot of items and you rarely see it.

I love the internet for the prices, but when I buy expensive stuff I get nervous knowing what I know about the packing and shipping standards most outfits employ.

The bean counters win out though.
 

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Welcome
from another Cleveland Member

If you are into plants maybe we can set up some
plant trades in the future.
Robert


Do you mean AGA and not ADA
ADA is big $$$

There are + and - of both tanks types

+ Acrylic tanks hold temps longer and are clearer
- cost more $$$
+ you can do more to them IE... rub out scratches
+ much lighter

+ Glass tanks less $$$
- more temp loss (costs more to heat per yr)
- much more weight
- not as clear as acrylic

I seen a earlier post about you asking about No3 test kits

I use both Lamotte NO3 3110
and
Hagen Nutrafin NO3 (the one with 2 plastic and 1 glass bottle reagents)

both new kits produced the same purple color to me.
so I tests my regular week test using the cheaper Hagen and keep checking
my results monthly with my Lamotte.
it has been 8 months so far same pink Hue
I feel safe with this until it lets me down.

with that said no flame wars please with Lamotte/Hagen "marks"
it is just my personal experience.
I'd definitely be interested in the plants, talking shop, etc...shoot me a PM.

Good to hear about the Hagen. Maybe I should get the Laborette and buy the Hagen kit. Sounds like it may fair better than the API Nitrate since it uses 3 reagents, or is that not a factor?

Peace,

Anthony
 
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