What Do You Wish You Had Known Before Ordering a Custom Tank??

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I did a super weird customized 72x22(??)x30, peninsula style. It looks fantastic as a room divider, and is set high up. But it was stupid of me to have it only 22 inches deep. I thought I wanted a slimmer profile, but an extra two inches would be nice.
 

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Who built your tank?

I didn’t get them on mine, but TankMeUSA offers the triangular corners as well.

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I got it made locally- Aquatic Oasis Designs. They’re relatively new, but they were the custom-aquarium people from Ocean View Aquariums.
 

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Do these actually hold up over time? It looks like you can still slam a razor or scraper underneath the triangle, which would defeat the entire purpose...
You can’t- the triangle goes up all the way to the panel. Just the top view looks odd
 

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You mean the silicone that looks like it is underneath the triangle from the top view actually is not?
Yessir- it’s just to fill in the upper-edge chamfer of the glass triangle: so it wouldn’t have a recessed area. They have to chamfer the entire panel of glass, you can’t just leave a small portion un-chamfered.

Without that silicon in the chamfer, would probably have salt creep in there and look weird.
 
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Yessir- it’s just to fill in the upper-edge chamfer of the glass triangle: so it wouldn’t have a recessed area. They have to chamfer the entire panel of glass, you can’t just leave a small portion un-chamfered.
Thank you
 

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