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Rayne
09-22-2011, 04:16 PM
Hey everyone,

I'm in the planning stages of a future 300G tank build and trying to source a good place to buy the tank, stand & sump. This is going to be a show tank in my living room and I'm planning on just doing a freshwater tank for now. I live in Prince George and as you guys probably know already there isn't much of a market up here for large tanks, so I'm looking for a builder. Who do you guys buy your tanks from? I am not opposed to driving to one of the larger cities (Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary) and picking it up if need be. I'm looking for a recommendations for who this community considers is a quality builder and where some of the locals might have sourced their tanks.

Thanks in advance!

mseepman
09-22-2011, 04:21 PM
i got my 300g custom done in Calgary. My builder doesn't seem to be doing many any more but I hear good things of Concept Aquariums (I think they sponsor here). That would be where I would start.

Myka
09-22-2011, 06:10 PM
Concept in Calgary. Worth the drive. If you give them a rough idea, and then ask them to design it they will come up with some cool options. Especially if you use words like "sleek" and "tidy". :D

Some sleek options...polished edges, black silicone, external overflow, trimless, euro-braced, drilled for closed loop. Oh the list goes on.

KPG007
09-22-2011, 10:58 PM
I was at Oceanic on the weekend and they had a 300g Marineland Tank and stand for an amazing price. Give Paul a call if you're interested. Also, they build tanks and/or can source out a builder for you.

Rayne
09-22-2011, 11:25 PM
Thanks for the replies so far. I'll definitely check out Concept in Calgary. I got abChaos' 300G build thread bookmarked because he documented it so well and I'll be incorporating a lot of his ideas into my own tank.

@kpg007 - Where is Oceanic?

whatcaneyedo
09-22-2011, 11:56 PM
Oceanic Corals is in Aldergrove.

Theres a 500gal for sale locally with stand for $1350 http://www.canreef.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=78379

Most retailers can bring in Marineland DD tanks. Even our Total Pet can. Progressive Reef has a 300gal 6'x3'x2' Marineland for sale right now http://www.canreef.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=78245

Rayne
09-23-2011, 12:39 AM
Oceanic Corals is in Aldergrove.

Theres a 500gal for sale locally with stand for $1350 http://www.canreef.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=78379

Most retailers can bring in Marineland DD tanks. Even our Total Pet can. Progressive Reef has a 300gal 6'x3'x2' Marineland for sale right now http://www.canreef.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=78245

Yeah that tank has been on Kijjii all summer. I'd do it but that is a LOT of tank and I was wanting to do a bean animal overflow. Not really wanting a 3' deep tank either.