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Doug
08-31-2012, 08:51 PM
Nice. Cant even purchase a standard 25g {16h} or 29g {18h}, in this city of a 100000. 29g kits available with minimum glass thickness. And of course only kits???????

Even in Brandon a city of 40000 we had a store that carried every size tank without the extra crap on them and for a decent price.

Nothing here? I think I have looked everywhere.

monocus
09-01-2012, 01:27 AM
diy or take a trip to burnaby and visit king eds

Doug
09-01-2012, 02:29 AM
diy or take a trip to burnaby and visit king eds

Been thinking about doing my own.

If I do a coast trip, then lots to choose from for sure. Idea is one should be able to buy local when a city is the size of Kamloops but seems not.

monocus
09-01-2012, 03:40 AM
unless you have to order it in.diy are fairly easy-just make sure you get a proper aquarium silicone.i order mine in at the glass shop

FitoPharmer
09-01-2012, 03:47 PM
Have you asked Connie the owner of animal house on the north shore? I find they have really good prices most of their tanks. They most likely will not have one in stock, but they can bring one in for you. What brands make that size tank?

Doug
09-01-2012, 05:35 PM
Have you asked Connie the owner of animal house on the north shore? I find they have really good prices most of their tanks. They most likely will not have one in stock, but they can bring one in for you. What brands make that size tank?

Yes, I go there regular. My 20g is from there and all our dog food. Just the usual kits in stock and not the same brand as my 20g, so the glass is about 2mm less for some reason, same as all the rest of the places.

I was going to order a Hagen 25g with no kit but they said yesterday, the next order is in 3 months. ???

FitoPharmer
09-01-2012, 06:10 PM
That is the downside to smaller stores. Good luck with the search.

StirCrazy
09-01-2012, 11:56 PM
where all have you looked Doug, did you look at petcedera?

i am trying to remember if I still have my 25 in the garage. if I do it is drilled but can't remember if I sold it or kept it. I know I have a 40 and two 30's hmmm.

Steve

Doug
09-02-2012, 02:48 AM
Hi Steve. Yes I did and Petland and at least 3 others. They all have 29g "kits". I bought one but as mentioned the glass seems thinner than on my 20g Marina, which I cant find in a 30g size.

I,m going for another look see though. :lol:

StirCrazy
09-02-2012, 04:44 PM
Hi Steve. Yes I did and Petland and at least 3 others. They all have 29g "kits". I bought one but as mentioned the glass seems thinner than on my 20g Marina, which I cant find in a 30g size.

I,m going for another look see though. :lol:

thats what you get for looking for an odd ball size :mrgreen: ya I think my two are actualy 29's not 30's also

Steve

Doug
09-02-2012, 05:16 PM
Welllllllllllllllll 30 is just a term. I meant 29g if thats what they are. Or the 25 thats 16h instead of the 18h that the 29 is. I would even buy the useless packaged kit, if I could find a Marina.

Guess I will have to drive back to the huge city of Brandon and pick one up at the local pet store. :lol:

Doug
09-03-2012, 12:13 AM
Back to Petland today and talk with someone in the know. Want a 25g or a 29g Hagen, which has same size glass as Marina. No problems. Good price with no added crap. Can be here in a week.

I cant speak. :lol:

mseepman
09-03-2012, 12:37 AM
AJ's in Vernon carries quite a few bare tanks...not uber cheap...but would do in a pinch.