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cadmanof50s
09-16-2013, 11:24 PM
Hello folks,

this is my first post to the forum, although I have been a member for some time.
I have a 130g mixed reef tank that has been running for a some time now and
I am looking into the costs of building a larger tank. However, since it is going into my basement, it will have to be a custom build, and built on premise due to limited basement access.

Can anyone recommend some one in the GTA that will custom build on premise? I need the tank and sump built as well. It will be roughly 1200 liters for the tank...and most likely an acrylic 400 liter sump.

Again ...just to put things in perspective...I am still very much trying to establish a reasonable budget before I actually go ahead with this major project.

Thank you in advance.

Vic

cadmanof50s
09-17-2013, 05:55 PM
Could someone please re-post or bump/move this post to the General Discussion forum. Thank you!
Vic Brincat

Aquattro
09-17-2013, 06:42 PM
The post is visible to all viewers, I suspect nobody can recommend a local builder. The common theme for custom tanks is to use Concept Aquatics, they build great tanks and can often ship for less than you can get locally. Do a search, their contact info gets posted daily :)

AquaticFinatic
09-17-2013, 09:57 PM
http://www.miraclesaquariums.com/ is in Toronto. You may have to find a dealer to deal with. Just Google there are a few others in town there. :biggrin:

cadmanof50s
09-18-2013, 09:27 PM
Thank you AquaticFinatic. Called them today.

Vic

noy
09-19-2013, 01:21 AM
following along - i'm in similar situation thinking about a substantial upgrade in the basement.

AquaticFinatic
09-19-2013, 01:51 AM
North American fish breeders make tanks too.

http://www.yelp.ca/biz/north-american-fish-breeder-scarborough

wickedfrags
09-19-2013, 12:30 PM
I not recommend Miracles at all for a large tank, PM for details.

Atlas Aquariums build my most recent tank. Outstanding workmanship. Part of advanced reef aquatics. Highly recommend them.

http://www.miraclesaquariums.com/ is in Toronto. You may have to find a dealer to deal with. Just Google there are a few others in town there. :biggrin:

wickedfrags
09-19-2013, 12:33 PM
For a custom tank with starphire/low iron glass - budget $10-$15 per gallon depending on the features of the tank, and if you really need it built on site.



Again ...just to put things in perspective...I am still very much trying to establish a reasonable budget before I actually go ahead with this major project.

Thank you in advance.

Vic