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Old 02-25-2019, 05:36 PM
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Default Let's see your Concept Builds!

I am about to purchase a large custom aquarium from concept. its gonna be a 5x30' x2' tank, nice and wide for extra swimming room and depth of vision.

Lets see a few of their builds! any pros? Any Cons? lets hear em!
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Old 02-25-2019, 07:06 PM
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Awesome! any advice or things you'd do differently? Are you happy with the build quality and finished product?
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I’m really happy with the overall build. Black silicone with polished edges are a must to me. Dave was really good to deal with! Just be specific on what you want and have a conversation with him. You get what you want!
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I have a concept display as well.
Over all I am pleased.

I did not deal with Dave.

From my personal experience, my advice would be to keep communication clear. have a checklist with all the items and details you requested/ordered and go through it with them during construction. Beat that horse dead.

The last thing you want is to spend thousands of dollars and not get what you asked for, and were told you would get.

In my case, I ordered a white bottom. Did it have a white bottom when it arrived? NO.
Resolution: sent me some acrylic sheets and silicone. So now I'm siliconing sheets of acrylic with my awesome (sacrasm) DIY skills on my newly purchased expensive custom display tank.

Is polished edges the same as bevelled?
Mine are bevelled, except for the corner edges of the eurobrace, which I also believe to be an oversight. Makes no sense to me to have everything bevelled and then have a small piece that's sharp.

To me, it would make sense that they provide a list of all the details they can do for custom tanks and let you pick which features you want. If that was available to me I think the tank would've been perfect.

To me these details are quite important because my tank is a Peninsula. And it's in the main area of my home. It's a centerpiece and a focal point and most likely my final display.
I wanted it perfect, but I am satisfied.

But just like anything else. Over time some things won't bother you anymore. Get it filled and start reefing and you won't sweat the small stuff anymore anyways.
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Just curious, are most Concept tanks still euro-braced or are they like Red Sea, Elos, Wavebox which are not. Also, saw Bill Wan guy stating you should maybe consider triple plumbing overflow protection and use the highest quality of valves with unions ( Legend, Hayward, etc ). Do Concept tanks have this?
( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNYaHGQoPVc ) : 37 minute mark.
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Just curious, are most Concept tanks still euro-braced or are they like Red Sea, Elos, Wavebox which are not. Also, saw Bill Wan guy stating you should maybe consider triple plumbing overflow protection and use the highest quality of valves with unions ( Legend, Hayward, etc ). Do Concept tanks have this?
( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNYaHGQoPVc ) : 37 minute mark.
Concept tanks have whatever you want. That's the point of custom.
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When you get into larger tanks, they are often eurobrace due to cost. Meaning if needed structurally, glass will have to be thicker (without eurobrace) which adds a considerable amount of weight and $$$.

That and my tank is on hardwood. And I have kids. So I wanted to keep splashing to an absolute minimum.
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Thanks for all the advice, i will definitely be very specific about it all.

The dude i talked to seemed to be really knowledgeable and pretty near finished my sentences for me, we were on the exact same page.

I will definitely mention that i want all edges beveled and polished, even the bracing.
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Thanks for all the advice, i will definitely be very specific about it all.

The dude i talked to seemed to be really knowledgeable and pretty near finished my sentences for me, we were on the exact same page.

I will definitely mention that i want all edges beveled and polished, even the bracing.
They should be doing a sketchup of the tank before build, make sure you give that a good once over.
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