A really big question for you wise folks.
Where can I find a glass/acrylic/steel tank maker who makes reliable aquariums with good dependable workmanship, between 8 and 12 feet in length, for reasonable cost?
I'll share with you two different costs of glass tanks as an example.
GlassCages: 96" x 24" x 31" for $1086.
Coast to Coast 96 x 24 x 31 for $4250.
When I pointed out the huge price difference to the man from Coast to Coast he strongly urged me to avoid working with GlassCages due to "their awful reputation". He recommended I search the online info which I started. So far, he's right, very troubling feedback from most people who offered it.
Yet, I cannot afford the coast to coast tank.
I'm been told that master welders can construct steel tanks. Any feedback about that?
Has anyone here had experience with aquarium builders of large tanks who could offer advice?
Special thanks to Dawn & Kym, two very special and wise masterTankers.