Best Acrylic Tank Manufacturer???????

Discussion in 'General Equipment, Hardware, Filtration' started by italquam, Mar 11, 2019.

  1. MnFish1

    MnFish1 Valuable Member R2R Supporter Partner Member 2019 Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2016
    Messages:
    3,410
    Likes Received:
    2,932
    They come with. sump included.... and whether made in china or New England the quality is great IMHO
     

  2. italquam

    italquam Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2014
    Messages:
    342
    Likes Received:
    114
    Care to share any photos of your tank if you have them??
     
  3. italquam

    italquam Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2014
    Messages:
    342
    Likes Received:
    114
    I saw a video on YouTube from LA Fishguy, he used a mighty magnet with varying sand paper to remove scratches while tank was still running.

     
  4. Foothill Corals

    Foothill Corals Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2018
    Messages:
    215
    Likes Received:
    323
    Location:
    Roseville, CA
    Yes, Envision built both my current tank and my last one. They are the nicest acrylic tanks that I have ever seen.
     
  5. ca1ore

    ca1ore Valuable Member R2R Supporter CTARS Member R2R Excellence Award R2R TV Featured Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2014
    Messages:
    6,128
    Likes Received:
    7,592
    Location:
    Stamford, CT
    I have a build thread for this tank over in the monster tank page here on R2R - Simon's 450.
     
    Hemmdog and MnFish1 like this.
  6. drtrash

    drtrash Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2010
    Messages:
    967
    Likes Received:
    365
    Location:
    scottsdale, AZ
    Second envision, great build quality and design
     
  7. turfster26

    turfster26 Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2010
    Messages:
    346
    Likes Received:
    64
    Location:
    NY
    Miracles in Canada is the BEST in the biz imho and affordable from my experience

    HTH
     
    JoshH and italquam like this.
  8. BigKid4788

    BigKid4788 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2015
    Messages:
    666
    Likes Received:
    329
    Location:
    Cincinnati, OH
    I bought my acrylic tank from Titan aquatic exhibit out of AZ. They are not cheap but do great work. Their prices have gone up significantly due to tariffs. I would imagine most people have. I prices a frag tank recently and my LFS cost was $900 for a 48x24x16. Includes crTing and shipping. Check em out. Feel free to pm me with questions.
     
    Xanthurum and italquam like this.
  9. Usctom

    Usctom Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2012
    Messages:
    884
    Likes Received:
    199
    Location:
    New york
    I have a couple frag tanks from advanced acrylics. Very well made and I'd imagine a display tank would be that same quality
     
    italquam likes this.
  10. Blue Spot Octopus

    Blue Spot Octopus Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2016
    Messages:
    797
    Likes Received:
    302
    Check out Crystal Dynamic (San Diego) they build glass tanks and they ship. They have a nice website that is interactive as well as a facebook.
     
    italquam likes this.
  11. italquam

    italquam Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2014
    Messages:
    342
    Likes Received:
    114
    I saw their website, actually look like very nice tanks, anyone have any personal feedback from them???
     
  12. ca1ore

    ca1ore Valuable Member R2R Supporter CTARS Member R2R Excellence Award R2R TV Featured Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2014
    Messages:
    6,128
    Likes Received:
    7,592
    Location:
    Stamford, CT
    I bought my 450 from fishtanksdirect and have been very pleased. Build quality seems first rate. Only had the tank for 18 months so jury’s out on longevity. No issues so far.
     
    Hemmdog likes this.
  13. JoshH

    JoshH Swimming in the deep end... R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2016
    Messages:
    3,060
    Likes Received:
    4,308
    Location:
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    I'll second Miracles on this one, this is my 60" × 30" × 17" I just got last week and man I love it!
    20190302_190237.jpg
     
    italquam likes this.
  14. italquam

    italquam Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2014
    Messages:
    342
    Likes Received:
    114
    Beautiful, if you don't mind me asking how much it was, how was shipping and did you buy a stand with it or build it?
     
  15. JoshH

    JoshH Swimming in the deep end... R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2016
    Messages:
    3,060
    Likes Received:
    4,308
    Location:
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    I don't mind sharing atall, total cost for the tank with shipping (From Ontario to Alberta $375) and 5% tax was $3,669.00 CAD ( Or roughly $2754.88 US). Now I did make a change half way through the build that cost an extra $750 in glass and labour so you have to factor that in as well (Went from 24" wide to 30" which meant the bottom and two end Panels had to be redone). I feel like your tank will actually cost less than mine. I did not order a stand with it but Miracles does offer steel stand building if you would like.
     
    italquam likes this.
  16. italquam

    italquam Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2014
    Messages:
    342
    Likes Received:
    114
    Any chance you could post some pics of the overflow setup?
     
  17. JoshH

    JoshH Swimming in the deep end... R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2016
    Messages:
    3,060
    Likes Received:
    4,308
    Location:
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Of course, when I get home I'll post some up for you
     
    italquam likes this.
  18. bblumberg

    bblumberg Active Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Expert Contributor

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2016
    Messages:
    368
    Likes Received:
    369
    Location:
    Irvine, CA
    I have 2 Crystal Dynamics 150g (60 x 24 x 24). The tanks are very attractive and well-built. But the delivery time (at least for both my tanks, bought about 1.5 years apart) was about twice as long as quoted.

    One thing I didn't like is that while his stands are strong the finish leaves a lot to be desired. I have a 100% wood and a wood-wrapped metal stand and canopy, both in their "Malibu" style. Both of them have lots of rough spots, particularly in the trim on the doors and had drips in the finish. He would have taken the stands back to fix that, but it would have taken many months more so I just tolerated it. Also, the stain appears to be laying on top of the wood, rather than penetrating into the wood because where I tried to gently steel wool off a drop, I quickly got a bare spot. That would not have happened with properly stained wood (at least not any wood that I have stained). The warranty is much better with CD stands so I'd probably buy my next one unfinished and do that myself.
     
    JoshH and italquam like this.
  19. italquam

    italquam Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2014
    Messages:
    342
    Likes Received:
    114
    Good information, do you have any pictures of both stands and styles, would like to see them and see the issues as well.
     
    JoshH likes this.
  20. vetteguy53081

    vetteguy53081 Well known Member R2R Supporter Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2013
    Messages:
    9,143
    Likes Received:
    8,802
    Location:
    Sheboygan, WI
    Good post as I have a monster acrylic arriving Saturday
     
    italquam likes this.
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page

Loading...