Best custom tank builders UK?

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  1. castle

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    Looking to get a 120x40x40 built, but I want the silicone work to be spotless - anyone out there getting close to this? (I'd buy an ADA 120P if they were in stock :( )
     
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  3. castle

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    No. But there was a thread regarding this company and everyone came to the conclusion that this company is the one to go for atm.
     
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    Facebook page for them here, looks pretty good.

    https://www.facebook.com/Aquariums4life/

    They're also pretty good at responding by email with custom requests / quotes. Not the cheapest out there, but certainly comparable to some of the better brands
     
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    If you want a high end builder, you want to be looking at companies used by the reefing community - like Vince at aquarium connections : https://aquarium-connections.co.uk/

    Those mitred joints are to die for :


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    He can build to your custom spec regarding low iron glass, sump / sumpless etc

    Have seen some of his work in person - it's like the ADA of the reefing world, one of the best in the industry (not cheap though!)
     
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    Aren't those joints much more visible?
     
  8. Daneland

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    Tanks are not horrendously expensive though. 255 L with sliding cover is £200. W
     
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  9. Daneland

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    Personally I did not like it...
     
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    My apologies for the suggestion.....:crazy:
     
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    I went to see aquariums 4 life about 3 or 4 weeks ago and their work is very, very good. I'm relatively new here but been keeping fish pretty much all my life so definitely know a good tank from a bad one. Their silicon work is super clean. My tank has been put on hold for a few weeks but I will be ordering from them
     
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    Fit filtration is another high end builder that's usually a bit pricier than a4l but worth a quote.
     
  13. castle

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    A4L was a good quote, high shipping but I think I'll be going with them. £315 1200x40x40 optiwhite front and sides. 12mm glass. Good price.

    I need a tank this size to move my badis into, love the fish and I want them to have more room. Can't wait to create their new home.
     
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    What was the delivery time from placing the order?
     
  15. castle

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    A bit of a deal, as they have something booked coming my way in 8 weeks, so would reduce price of delivery etc, so yes, waiting 8 weeks.
     
  16. Andrew Butler

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    Vinces aquariums are brilliant but the bloke is not and neither are his prices.
    I had one and the build is amazing, black silicone is favoured with marines but he would use clear if you wanted.

    Have a look through this recent thread, might give you an answer and some more info. AVOID ND AQUATICS!
    https://www.ukaps.org/forum/threads/aquarium-manufacturer.52257/

    Have you considered an EA aquascaper? Not the same size as what you want but neither is an ADA 120P. The build quality is great
     
  17. castle

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    Nahh, tank is far to deep, I don't have a cabinet for it, with the space I have its very much tank needs to fit my furniture.
     
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    Im a big fan of ND Aquatics. All of the work I’ve seen is remarkable, the tanks as well as cabinets are incredibly well made and a relatively quick build time. They also have good aftercare if anything does go wrong
     
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    NCAD from ebay. As good as ADA
     
  20. Andrew Butler

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    I'm unsure when you last saw any or dealt with them but I know they are not the company they used to be by a long way.
     

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