Custom Tank Builder Recommendations???

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Hey Everyone,

I'm in the planning and accumulation stage of my next build, and after being out of the hobby for several years now, was hoping you guys might have some recommendations on custom builders?

I'm planning a peninsula build that is approximately 36"L X 50"W X 27"T, and hope to have this one running a while (in other words, don't want some shoddy tank build). I realize that you get what you pay for, so looking for some of the higher quality builders.

Thanks in advance for your help on this! Missed you guys!

Chad
 
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I used Crystal Dynamics and love how my tank came out.
Thanks Pirate! Didn't Crystal Dynamics come from the Leemar company? I liked my custom Leemar tank so would definitely be open to using Crystal Dynamics if that's the case. I'll PM you for more details.

Open to other suggestions!
 
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Any others? Is there a better forum to post this?
Out of State Tank Builders-

I have an Acrylic and Glass Exhibits (A.G.E.) tank, but they are out of state. Its really nice.

Reef Savvy also makes killer glass tanks, but you are going to wait a long while to get it.

TankMeUSA as well, he's in Florida.

Planet Aquariums in Texas.
 
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Locally, Crystal Dynamics is your best bet. Nice quality. I can pm you a contact if you need.
Thanks! I was looking at AGE and Reef Saavy, what made you go with AGE?

Also, if you do have a contact with Crystal Dynamics that would be awesome.
 
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Thanks! I was looking at AGE and Reef Saavy, what made you go with AGE?

Also, if you do have a contact with Crystal Dynamics that would be awesome.
They brought it to RAP so I avoided paying shipping. At the time, there weren't very many tank builders doing steel perimeter bracing.

Elos has a rep in Florida now, but honestly I don't think they are quite up to the hype personally considering the price. Not sure if they do custom sizes.

I'm in Orange if you ever want to come by and check out the tank.
 

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Cody named the ones to look at out of state. but for what you are commissioning id go with reef savy or planet aquariums, This will have to be thicket glass from the W and height that you want. You should also have them build the stand and set the tank in place (aka level it for you), if any issues with leaks happen in the future, they will not cover it if you skip these.
 
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They brought it to RAP so I avoided paying shipping. At the time, there weren't very many tank builders doing steel perimeter bracing.

Elos has a rep in Florida now, but honestly I don't think they are quite up to the hype personally considering the price. Not sure if they do custom sizes.

I'm in Orange if you ever want to come by and check out the tank.
Perfect! Thanks!
 
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Cody named the ones to look at out of state. but for what you are commissioning id go with reef savy or planet aquariums, This will have to be thicket glass from the W and height that you want. You should also have them build the stand and set the tank in place (aka level it for you), if any issues with leaks happen in the future, they will not cover it if you skip these.
Thanks!
 
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Any thoughts on Miracles? That name has been thrown out there but I’m not sure it’s on the same playing field as some others listed here.
 
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good company, but now you are talking about crossing Canada to the US, that equals extra $$$
Good point... no need to tack on extra shipping costs. So my sense is that I can probably get good quality locally from Crystal Dynamics or pay extra for higher quality and more shipping going with someone like AGE, Planet, or Reef Saavy
 
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