Can't help, in terms of Diversa however, I am becoming more and more conservative in terms of equipment. @Andrew Butler recounted horror stories from one supplier and there are lots of others on the forum. Lots or rebranded cheap low quality tanks (primarily from China) seem to be flooding the market. @Aquariums4life produce amazing builds at a decent price with lots of customer support. I would strongly suggest that you contact them before buying.
Yes. They are a family manufacturer based in Poland established in 1979. The technology used is quite interesting:
The organization of our company, technologies applied and resources serve one aim only: the satisfaction of the client with a product that is functional, economical and made on time. We employ 70 competent and committed workers. We have an area of 6000m2, including a complex of production and warehouse facilities.
The core of our activity is the production of aquaria and reptile houses. The glass processing division is equipped with, among other things, a computer-controlled line for gluing aquaria, an automatic table for cutting glass and pane-bending facilities. The production line completes 150,000 containers each year – all of which are checked for the thickness of the glass and the resistance of the silicone joint.
The electric division produces plastic and aluminium covers. This division also includes a laboratory, where products are inspected for their watertightness, temperature, insulation and resistance. We are one of the first companies in Poland whose lightning covers meet all highest safety requirements, resulting from European norms.
The remaining divisions include the carpenter’s workshop, where cabinets under aquaria are produced (the division has a modern centre for the processing of furniture boards), a supplies’ warehouse and a ready product warehouse (with the capacity to store over 3000 palettes of products) and the packaging division, where packagings are made for all kinds of products made by our company.
I'm pretty sure that they are highly vertically integrated, and sell directly to the consumer on Ebay - so you do get some buyer protection.
I haven't seen rebranded, cheap, or low quality tanks from china flooding the market. I don't know what they would have to do with Diversa.
Yes, this company was NACD aquariums. I would stay well away from them for many reasons.
I've not long took delivery of an aquarium from the new sponsor @Aquariums4life - customer service has been fantastic throughout, it arrived ahead of time, is exactly what I asked for, build quality seems good and it even holds water.
I don't think they're far from you @chris521957 so maybe give them a call, I always think it's good to put a face to a name and see the product.
As for your original inquiry about Diversa I'm afraid I can't help there.
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I haven't seen rebranded, cheap, or low quality tanks from china flooding the market. I don't know what they would have to do with Diversa.[/QUOTE]
@Simon Cole has an excellent view on Diversa. My comment was just a general one about tanks as I stated I don't know Diversa.
A tank is an important purchase and I have noticed a number of unhappy people reporting poor quality silicone or damaged tanks combined with very poor customer service. Many of these tanks seem to be rebranded, much cheaper and originate in China.
Perhaps this is just because I have noticed this as I have been looking for a tank and this is a form of bias ...apophenia?
Please accept my apologies if I have caused any offence.
Thanks for all replies, much appreciated. After looking at their feedback(100%) on fleabay, I have decided to purchase a tank from them. Once it is delivered and tested I will report back on them. NACD are nothing to do with this company and are, in fact, still trading as NACD. Aquariums for life are only doing their standard sizes at the moment, and not the size I required. Very interesting read Simon, and thanks for finding that for me. Once again, thankyou for taking the time to reply everyone.
My first aquarium was Diversa set back in 2009 or 2010. I had it for few years and still have the tank. It was something like http://www.diversa.info.pl/en/prod_53_budget_100_set.html but for 60L with black cover and one 15W T8 tube which I later replaced by DIY 2x15W tubes. I have the cabinet too and I am going to use that cabinet for my new project. Its very robust and heavy.