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Midwest Large Tank builders

Discussion in 'General (Hobby Related)' started by covey, Nov 10, 2007.

  1. covey

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    I am starting to plan for my move in April and I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for large tank builders in the midwest.  Shipping a 500 pound fish tank can get price so I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions?
     
  2. Waverz

    Waverz Expert Reefkeeper

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    Where was it that brad got his monster built? Guess you will have to post on RC to find out.

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  3. got2lb Well-Known ReefKeeper GIRS Member

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    Brad got his from glasscages if I remember right.

    There's a place up in MN I believe that builds tanks, but I think they're only acrylic. Midwest aquariums or something?
     
  4. got2lb Well-Known ReefKeeper GIRS Member

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    Here you go:

    http://www.midwestcustomaquarium.com/index.html

     
  5. Travis

    Travis Well-Known ReefKeeper

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    Where are you moving to?
     
  6. Travis

    Travis Well-Known ReefKeeper

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    What are you going to do with your current tank?
     
  7. slovan

    slovan Experienced Reefkeeper

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    Brad and JJ both had their tanks built by Scott at Aquatic Systems Design.  He also built me a custom nano and does really high quality work.  http://www.aquaticsystemsdesign.com/index.php#

    Here's a pic of the nano Scott built for me.
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    Chris at Midwest Custom Aquariums is also another good guy to work with.  He built a sump for me last year and I would also have to say he does high quality work.  http://www.midwestcustomaquariums.com/

    Here's a pic of the sump Chris built for me.
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  8. Guest

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    Covey,

    Where are you moving to?

     

     
     
  9. Travis

    Travis Well-Known ReefKeeper

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    Posted By Atram on 11/10/2007 5:20 PM

    Covey,

    Where are you moving to?

     

     
    Hmmm, we must have to wait until his laptop arrives or he is just keeping us in suspence... [​IMG]
     
  10. BGreenlee

    BGreenlee Inactive User GIRS Member

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    Posted By slovan on 11/10/2007 5:17 PM

    Brad and JJ both had their tanks built by Scott at Aquatic Systems Design.  He also built me a custom nano and does really high quality work.  http://www.aquaticsystemsdesign.com/index.php#

    Here's a pic of the nano Scott built for me.
    [​IMG]

    Chris at Midwest Custom Aquariums is also another good guy to work with.  He built a sump for me last year and I would also have to say he does high quality work.  http://www.midwestcustomaquariums.com/

    Here's a pic of the sump Chris built for me.
    [​IMG]
    That nano is sweet. I am wanting to do something about that size in the corner of the dining room (if I can get it in there while I am still banking some brownie points). That would be the perfect size sitting on a nice oak or walnut stand.
     
  11. slovan

    slovan Experienced Reefkeeper

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    If you do, I would go with Scott. His attention to detail is awesome. He did so many little things to it that you others wouldn't do without charging an arm and a leg. You probably can't see it that well but the front corners were rounded to eliminate the sharp edge. It's a good idea if you have little ones around. Plus it just looks better, IMO.

    The nano also had a custom false wall with adjustable overflow teeth on the back. The baffle design was also made to fit a Tunze nanoskimmer with flow going through the bottom. I had the choice to put carbon or other media on the other side but I opted to put more live rock in there.
     
  12. RobynT

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    Posted By slovan on 11/10/2007 5:17 PM

    Brad and JJ both had their tanks built by Scott at Aquatic Systems Design.  He also built me a custom nano and does really high quality work.  http://www.aquaticsystemsdesign.com/index.php#

    Here's a pic of the nano Scott built for me.
    [​IMG]

    Chris at Midwest Custom Aquariums is also another good guy to work with.  He built a sump for me last year and I would also have to say he does high quality work.  http://www.midwestcustomaquariums.com/

    Here's a pic of the sump Chris built for me.
    [​IMG]
    Slovan,
    What is this rock or rockwall that I see in this tank??  Looks pretty cool!
     
  13. slovan

    slovan Experienced Reefkeeper

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    Those are called reef ceramics imported by Captive Oceans and sold through retailers like Aquarium Specialty. It was one piece that was cut in two. With sand filling the bare spots, it looked pretty seamless. http://www.aquariumspecialty.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=146_238
     
  14. slovan

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    Here's a picture of the tank before transferring over stuff from the Oceanic Biocube sitting to the left of it.

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  15. Guest

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    do you happen to have any pictures with stuff in the tank? it looks awesome...
     
  16. covey

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    Posted By Travis on 11/12/2007 10:09 AM
    Posted By Atram on 11/10/2007 5:20 PM

    Covey,

    Where are you moving to?

     

     
    Hmmm, we must have to wait until his laptop arrives or he is just keeping us in suspence... [​IMG]
    Or at least until the interent I pay rent for starts working again thank god...
    Most of the locals know I want a house.  The Lofts are cool but I have lot of junk and no place to put it.  Plus I need a workshop!  At this point it looks like I will still be in the QC.
    Anyway most all of my tank upgrades have been "rolling" starts.  Where I have half the equipment I need stuff set up all jacked up.  I wanted to try to avoid that.  I have had some of my corals for more than 3 years now and I don't want to risk there lifes from my poor planning. 
    I was thinking of starting to buy more of the equipment a head of time so the corals can go from one working stable system to another.
    Anyway how much did JJ pay for the 380?
     
  17. covey

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    BTW I am thinking 6' or 8' long by 3' wide. Island setup 3 sided viewable and probably 24 or 36 deep.

    I want coral islands with with a lot of swimming space for the fish.

    Basically like this tank
    http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=847516&perpage=25&pagenumber=32
     

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