Ordering New 440/480 any advice?

dr exum

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Looks like American Aquarium’s or Fish Tanks Direct.

I think American Aquarium’s uses thicker acrylic vs fish tank direct.

Hence the 440/480 difference...

8’x4’x2’

Black background vs clear, I use that roll background on other tanks, if I keep it clear maybe more versatility down the line.

6’ sump / gonna buy stand black

Types of overflow placement?

Kind of looking for do’s and don’ts when ordering tank.... or things to add during building process...

No stock list yet, only RTC or 2 P bass....

Planted probably, 600#’s of plant substrate?

Any 2 cents are welcome....

Cheers!
 

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I'm not sure you'd see much success with a planted tank with an rtc, it'd prob uproot everything once its packing some size
 

dr exum

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I would expect that, trying to plan best way forward. I may just start with river rock or medium gravel. it’s gonna be 500#’s tho . Lot to change....

Still planing.... would like it to be able to accommodate multiple scenarios.

Ideally I get an additional tank for RTC,
eventually....

Thanks!

I'm not sure you'd see much success with a planted tank with an rtc, it'd prob uproot everything once its packing some size
 

RemainVayne

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Late to the party, but I too had a terrible experience with American aquariums. Do not go with them, even if the price is substantially cheaper.
 
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Got a price of less than $5k from American, LFS in the $8k range, ebay Guy $8k, fish tank direct $11k. Just asked him for an explanation....
 

dr exum

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I guess fish tanks direct price was for two 440’s


Price for one is around $6k,

He said they will price match a bit for American .
 
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