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Sourcing a 60x30x30 Tank

Buggy

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I've been mentally planning a small set-up that I'd like to have as a place to house cuttings from my main tank, whilst also as a place for a small colony of shrimp to live. The idea being that I can move some shrimp over here and there if they're happy enough to breed.

It will be situated on what is essentially a kitchen counter, but in reality it's in my living room. My very small home is a little odd, to say the very least.

When I've come to look for a tank I tend to find the same few that, although tempting, leave me with the impression that they may be a tad weak structurally. Purely because most things are too good to be true. For example, Diversa comes up a lot.

What kind of thickness should I be looking for? The tank doesn't have to be those exact dimensions, but the depth and height can't be much more at all.

Are there any keywords I should be looking out for? Perhaps in terms of rims and silicone.

I don't need anything amazing, but more a tank that I know will have the ability to last a long time if treated correctly.
 

Garuf

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Eheim and tetra offer the same tanks for similar money in their starter sets and are often very cheap. (Look for the play mobile set from tetra, that’s often 30€).
Otherwise, clearseal’s 24x12x12 was very easy and cheap to find in my part of the country and was usually available braced or braceless and was 6mm glass from memory.
 

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I've (what I think is) a clearseal 30"x12"x12" in my kitchen - it does have a back/front brace but the top black trim came off easily. I think it's 6mm glass.
 

Buggy

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The answer here is Aquaels new tank which is opti white and exactly those dimensions

Its only £60 from Riverwood aquatics too.
After spending about 90 minutes gathering stock into my cart it turns out that a couple of things aren't available for delivery, even though it doesn't state that on the item page. I'll try and find that tank elsewhere as it looks perfect.
 

Buggy

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Its available at aquarium gardens, but again, I don't think they post tanks.
Due to a health condition I'm usually stuck to what I can reach via train, but obviously when it comes to tanks that's not always viable.

I of course understand why companies would not deliver tanks, so I'll make do with something closer to home.

Thanks for letting me know about Aquael.
 

tam

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Maybe try pro-shrimp? They sell the Leddy 60 which is those dimensions but a full kit. Might be worth asking if they can order you the other style if you'd prefer it.
 

Buggy

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Maybe try pro-shrimp? They sell the Leddy 60 which is those dimensions but a full kit. Might be worth asking if they can order you the other style if you'd prefer it.
I did find that, yeah. I'm certainly not looking for a full kit, which is what put me off, but I haven't contacted them to ask either. I'll give that a shot, thanks for the suggestion.

While I'm here, and if anybody knows.. When a tank is sold with a lid, is the lid ever structurally important to the build of the tank, or it can always be merely taken off?
 

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Riverwood aquatics do post tanks to a certain size, they posted me one a few months ago! Perfectly packaged too.
 
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