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scuba ken
05-26-2013, 09:08 AM
I am buying a new system
300 - 350 gallon tank, sump, stand, installed

Looking for recommendations, glass or acrylic, not really worried.

I have lights, sand, rocks, heaters, skimmer etc.

scuba ken
05-26-2013, 01:04 PM
Sorry I should clarify, I'm looking for someone to build and install at my house in St Albert, a 300-350 gallon reef system, would like a drilled system.
I don't mind whether it's glass or acrylic, would like the following though
Tank
Plumbing
ATO
Stand
Sump pump
Sump
Lights hanging

That's it really.

Or if anyone can suggest someone who builds/installs in Edmonton/st Albert that I can contact.

I have already been "duped" once so I am looking for someone who has a great reputation.

mr_alberta
05-26-2013, 04:08 PM
You can give us a call at 780-761-1101 and talk to Joshua. We do work all over the city.

scuba ken
05-26-2013, 04:16 PM
i will call again after 1 today, thank you

fishoholic
05-26-2013, 04:29 PM
Red Coral 780-378-0076 and AI 780-483-7027 also do custom tank builds. I would phone around to all 3 stores and compare prices.

scuba ken
05-26-2013, 04:35 PM
Red Coral 780-378-0076 and AI 780-483-7027 also do custom tank builds. I would phone around to all 3 stores and compare prices.


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I have already been "bitten" very hard and just conculded an action to get my money refunded that took 3 months, in the mean time I have fish living in a 90 that I would rather see in a 300-350.

I am looking for a company, not a private fish keeper, so I have warranty and some come back in the future, also I have another project that I am currently working on that will be a 2000 gallon shark tank (i have looked at Big Al's, its not quite 2000, but still a nice tank) I want to do both projects with the same aquarium builder/installer.

So food for thought

noirsphynx
05-27-2013, 01:19 AM
Call Aquarium Illusions, they do custom tanks and will do installations as well. If an on-site build is required that can also be arranged.

scuba ken
05-27-2013, 01:59 AM
Call Aquarium Illusions, they do custom tanks and will do installations as well. If an on-site build is required that can also be arranged.

Thanks for the information, I want an amazing tank at hone and work.

FishThumb
05-27-2013, 10:25 PM
Post some pics on the site as it's being built and when completed!

scuba ken
05-28-2013, 03:39 AM
You bet I will.
I spoke to Joshua from Marine Aquaria this afternoon, top bloke, let's see what he can come up with for a price and date.

My fish in my 90 will be so happy in their new home !

scuba ken
05-29-2013, 04:24 AM
Aqua giant, any comments n the tanks ? Quality of builds ?

JmeJReefer
05-29-2013, 02:47 PM
I buy glass and let David at aquagiant cut it. Best deal in town for glass and cutting. As for build quality, he seems like he knows Wut he is looking at. He even knows how to bend glass. His tanks at the shopp all seem to hold water well enough to put things in, so it may be worth an inquiry if anything!

scubadawg
05-29-2013, 06:27 PM
Aquagiant built my tank

Here's my build

http://www.canreef.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=91225&highlight=Scubadawg

David will build your tank at your location, and it if it's standard sizes, then you can buy the glass with factory polished edges.

David built most of the tanks for Marine Experience, Neal can chime in on that.

Bob, aka Codfather purchased his glass from Aquagiant and assembled himself.

scuba ken
06-07-2013, 03:21 PM
Tank is bought from aqua giant, will be installed at the end of the month.

60x36x30 DT
36x24x30 sump

1800 gph return pump, 2 wp40 power heads.

Fowlr, going to be the new home for my current marineland 90 cube
1 emporer angel
1 yellow tang
1 regal tang
1 chocolate tang
2 clown fish
1 purple dottyback

I tiger counch
1 electric blue hermit crab

I am sure they will be thrilled with the new size and swimming area.

Watch for photos and up dates, I am hoping to put some more angels in the tank when it's ready, I think I am going to transfer some sand and rocks to seed it to start the cycle off.

JmeJReefer
06-07-2013, 07:00 PM
Dont look at the big als tank. It has had problems in the past. Leaks. etc. Really wanna c this tank come to life. 2000 gallons is a swimming pool!

scuba ken
06-08-2013, 11:15 PM
Dont look at the big als tank. It has had problems in the past. Leaks. etc. Really wanna c this tank come to life. 2000 gallons is a swimming pool!

My engineers and plumbers are going to see the Big ALS tank in the next few days to start looking at viability studies, we have sourced 2 15 inch black reef tip sharks, that will set up home with a moray eels and some "colourful fishes" looking at some angels (large) and some triggers to fill in the spaces.

Heard the sump and filtration is a little on the bogus side, so looking at a 300-400 gallon tank that I fill fill with various sponges and sock filters, I will change them out weekly, also going to fill o tank filling system, by adding a 100 gallon salt mixing station, I should be able to pump clean water straight into the tank and the sump discharge excess water into the drain, if this works I can in theory do 100 gallons a week, weigh the salt, fill the 100 gallons RODI and turn on a power head to mix it up, then just turn on a tap to start the "water change" and refill the mixing station when it's emptied.

Quick question - would it help if I filled some of the sump with live rock and a generous cuc ? I really want to keep the water clean, especially with the sharks in the tank.