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Hi all,

Does anyone know of a reasonably priced place to buy a mid sized cube, with good clear, iron free glass?

ADA was around in some stores (eg. Aquarium's West) but I understand they had stocking problems and prices were a premium. They have a new brand now, and seems reasonably priced, but can anyone recommend another source/store competitive brand? Within Vancouver driving distance? I can't imagine mail order to be a good option.

Let me know your thoughts!

thank you!
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At least two CUBE tanks sold on here within the past month (a 17-g and a 40-g).

Keep your eyes peeled on BCAQUARIA. These pop up from time to time . . . although, depending on how soon you require it OR how long you can wait.
 

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Pat from Canadian Aquatics sells Starphire tanks which are similar to ADA but cheaper.
CANADIAN AQUATICS

I may have 2-3 ADA tanks for sale in the next 2 months as well if you're able to wait.
Or like others have mentioned, keep watching craigslist or BCA.
 

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Pat from Canadian Aquatics sells Starphire tanks which are similar to ADA but cheaper.
CANADIAN AQUATICS

I may have 2-3 ADA tanks for sale in the next 2 months as well if you're able to wait.
Or like others have mentioned, keep watching craigslist or BCA.
Ah yes, sadly they are out of starphire stock and will not restock until they some some of the ADA stock.
I had contacted them earlier in the month.

thanks for the suggestion. I was wondering if there was another type of small business like that ; )
 

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Pat from Canadian Aquatics sells Starphire tanks which are similar to ADA but cheaper.
CANADIAN AQUATICS

I may have 2-3 ADA tanks for sale in the next 2 months as well if you're able to wait.
Or like others have mentioned, keep watching craigslist or BCA.
Yes, I'll keep my eye out if you list a cube or two.
 

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Depending on how big you want to go I really like the Fluval Flex with it's internal filter - April's Aquarium stocks them and they are a great LFS.

If you want to go bigger the Fluval Osaka is a great option ... there is a used one for sale in Victoria

40G Fluval Osaka tank, stand and HO 24" light Saanich, Victoria - MOBILE

Hope this helps
Thank you for sending that Fluval idea along. Currently, I am running a Fluval Spec V - its the one in my avatar. As I've been drooling over pure glass cubes for a year, I'd like to try a more challenging tank. (And one that has proper dimensions to follow the rule of thirds. I can't even recall how many times I've shifted plants and hardscape around in that spec trying to arrive at a pleasing arrangement. I'm not happy with Fluval for not following proportions, or lighting. Recently I added a Finnex planted 24/7 on the spec, and am happier with what I can now grow.)

And yes, I love April's fish. For some reason, her fish and shrimp live longer in my tank than Aquarium's West. Whenever I bring home a few shrimp or a handful of micro rasborras or tetras from Aquarium's West, I have a sudden death of one or two critters within a day of arrival or within a week. April's however, always live. I've always wondered why?
 
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