Who builds custom tanks in KZN

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    Hi All,

    Looking to find out who can build a custom 2000 x 1000 x 700(h) tank for me - I'm in Pietermaritzburg. Any contacts of tank builders that do custom builds would be great.
     
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    Eco Aquatics aswell as Reef Inmates. Both are our sponsors. Drop them a PM ;)
     
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    Hi there, also in PMB. Phone Hugh from Pick 'n Pet. He can do custom build and he also does marines ;)
    You can also phone Eco-aquatics, they're one of the sponsors.
     
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    Chris from Northlands also does a superb job.
     
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    Thanks guys will give Eco a ring tomorrow, got pricing from Chris and Hugh already. Would like a third quote as the other two prices are worlds apart, will be interesting to see what Eco come in at!
     
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    Just make sure they use the same thickness glass, some guys will be cheaper but the tank will not be as strong.
     
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    hmmmm ok, I assume these guys should know what thickness glass to use? 12mm I suspect for 1400L?
     
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    With Chris and Andrew should be fine the other guy don't know him, but it won't hurt to ask.
     
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    Hugh is a very helpful and decent guy, dealt with him a lot. Got a quote once from him and from Eco for exactly the same tank and glass thickness and the prices where the same. He once built a tank for me, did a excellent job!!!
     
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    Yeah Hugh is great for local support in PMB, also dealt with him a long time now, he often needs reminding to get things ordered but its great to have a Marine supplier in PMB.
     
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    He expanded quite a lot in the new place, still cycling his marine tanks for stock :)
     
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