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Post by nelsonpush on Sun Jun 14, 2015 9:22 pm

Hi I am looking for a 300 gallon starphire tank to be built in Alberta. Any suggestions would be helpful. I hope to have a fish and planted tank with a sump. Thanks.

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Re: 300 gallon

Post by Suprd71 on Mon Jun 15, 2015 7:36 am

Couple of suggestions... custom builds are very expensive. The Starphire, or low iron glass is a waste imo. I have a 135 with Starphire front panel. You can tell a slight dif when empty, no dif with water in. If you are near any BigAls outlet, look into the 84x24x24, 265 Marineland tank. Should run you about 14-1500 bucks. I have one, its a great tank. And a lifetime warranty to the original buyer. Tough to beat that. I would guess that a 300g custom build would be well over 3 grand.
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Re: 300 gallon

Post by nelsonpush on Mon Jun 15, 2015 7:47 am

Thank you very good to know on the starphire.

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Re: 300 gallon

Post by Fores41 on Mon Jun 15, 2015 9:09 am

That is nice to know about starphire glass now I will not have to be envious any longer.
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Re: 300 gallon

Post by fish lady on Mon Jun 15, 2015 9:10 am

It is not that hard to build one yourself I'm going to build 2 tanks over 300 g to acomadate my sharks when full grown
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Re: 300 gallon

Post by Suprd71 on Mon Jun 15, 2015 10:13 am

Curious fish lady.. have you ever built a tank? Claiming its not that hard is a bit of a wayward statement imo. I have built several over the years including an 8ft 475gal. Its a LOT of work and margin of error is zero or less, especially for really big ones. And you always have in the back of your mind... will it hold?
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Re: 300 gallon

Post by nelsonpush on Mon Jun 15, 2015 11:09 am

I had looked on line at building but as I have been away from it for 20 years and it is going in my living room safer prob to just buy it

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Re: 300 gallon

Post by fish lady on Mon Jun 15, 2015 12:00 pm

Yes I have plywood and full glass sides with wood bottom and all glass... I can see where you are coming from
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Post by fish lady on Mon Jun 15, 2015 12:01 pm

Yes I have  plywood and full glass sides with wood bottom and all glass...  I can see where you are coming from
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Re: 300 gallon

Post by nelsonpush on Mon Jun 15, 2015 12:50 pm

Gonna be in Calgary this week hope to look at glass and acrylic and all the new equipment on the market

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Re: 300 gallon

Post by nelsonpush on Tue Jun 23, 2015 11:32 pm

new tank here in two weeks 294 gallon glass cant wait

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Re: 300 gallon

Post by alexmtl on Wed Jun 24, 2015 2:57 am

Nice Nelson. Looking forward to the pictures. Exciting wait!
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Re: 300 gallon

Post by Sbenson11 on Wed Jun 24, 2015 6:53 pm

will watch for a tank journal for sure.

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Re: 300 gallon

Post by CAAIndie on Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:43 pm

Sounds very exciting. Where are you getting it done? I too hope to see a tank journal for this one.

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Re: 300 gallon

Post by nelsonpush on Thu Jun 25, 2015 11:19 pm

Bought in Calgary. Background ordered from Universal rock. Should be here late next week or early after. Gonna put a layer of Miracle Gro then Black Diamond sand for a cap. Cant wait.

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