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I found a company that appears to have what we want but we are in Colorado and they are in Florida so it would be nice to find something closer to save on shipping. Anyone know of another good source or have experience with this company,

Dolphin Fiberglass Products, Inc.  http://aquaculturetanks.com/index.html

Thanks,

Steve

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Have you considered building one? Very easy to do with wood or pvc and a liner and far less expensive.

Hi Averan,

We are planning a fairly large community/business operation and though cost is a factor we feel the store bought tank will better suit are needs.

Averan said:

Have you considered building one? Very easy to do with wood or pvc and a liner and far less expensive.

look for "rotomolding" companies in your area..

CL look for stock tank or water trough.  you can get a 660g tank for 100-200 bucks or from your farm supply for 200-300. I was lucky i got 2 660g tanks for 150 on CL

Here is a CL posting of what i have http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/for/3995861270.html

Also IBC totes are a tank. they can be from 60-200 each. they come in eather 275g or 330g and do come food grade

CL http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/grd/3997547467.html

Good price on Fish Tanks with Viewing window. These are made in China. 

http://www.aquaticeco.com/subcategories/945/Fiberglass-Tanks-With-W...

there is no reason to buy anything from china. 

Mark Hall said:

Good price on Fish Tanks with Viewing window. These are made in China. 

http://www.aquaticeco.com/subcategories/945/Fiberglass-Tanks-With-W...

Another option is concrete and cinder block with Thoroseal as a waterproofing agent. Advantage of thermal mass and no possibility of rotting and a membrane that might fail.

Averan said:

Have you considered building one? Very easy to do with wood or pvc and a liner and far less expensive.

 I get 4 to 5 foot circular plastic tanks for my fish from a local water/ chemical tank manufacturer. They are rejected for minor flaws and I get these tanks for around $100.00. They are taller than what I want but the manufacturer cuts them down to whatever height I want.  Could build rectangular tanks but other than raft tanks for plants I prefer the circular tanks because I can put a center drain in and make them self cleaning. Also don't like the way IBC tanks look. Just my opinion of course.

 

Personally can't justify fiberglass tanks or the cost of shipping.

Here's one of the tanks:

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a169/CecilBaird1/IMG_0652_zps7236...

where? what is there contact info.

Cecil Dale Baird said:

 I get 4 to 5 foot circular plastic tanks for my fish from a local water/ chemical tank manufacturer. They are rejected for minor flaws and I get these tanks for around $100.00. They are taller than what I want but the manufacturer cuts them down to whatever height I want.  Could build rectangular tanks but other than raft tanks for plants I prefer the circular tanks because I can put a center drain in and make them self cleaning. Also don't like the way IBC tanks look. Just my opinion of course.

 

Personally can't justify fiberglass tanks or the cost of shipping.

Here's one of the tanks:

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a169/CecilBaird1/IMG_0652_zps7236...

One word of advice. any tank you get or build should be movable. this is because at some point you will have to move it... If you are commercial and rent what would you do if your lose you lease or buy property. if you own the property what are you going to do when you outgrow your location. at some point (even if it 10 years down the road) you will have to move your system or at very least rearrange it. I personally have move location once and rearranged position as i get better equipment a few times. And at some point i will be buying property and will have to move everything again. SO i would keep it to a size that can be picked up and moved easily. If you designed your system well you should be able to move the whole system to a new location over a weekend without losing any crops. well that is the ideal plan. so grow beds that can not be moved with media and plants should be avoided. all of mine can be picked up with a forklift and put into or on a trailer to move. I even made sure there is access for the forklift to get to each and every one. if your not planing for the future then you are living in the past

I know someone will disagree with the moving aspect but in reality we move homes on average 8 time in our lives. So we all should plant for this to happen at some point in our systems life.

Hey Cecil could you give a llittle more info about how you found this source?? Also what would a fellow look for in another city to hook up with this same type of offer???

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