I recently bought four rimless cube tanks from TruAqua under the label of Aquatop. I couldn’t really find any reviews or comments on the quality of these tanks other than on their own website. Yet after a few days of searching high and low amid holiday sales, I couldn’t find rimless nano tanks that came anywhere near close to these Aquatop ones in price or quality. So I cut the cord and ordered FOUR of the following sizes: 2.11, 4.12, 7.13, and 11.33 gallons.
These tanks came with free shipping and were just generally dirt cheap compared to other similar tanks I’d been considering. Here are some shots of the initial unwrapping:
I’ve got to say, I love these tanks. Granted, I’ve never bothered to spend as much as would be needed to get an ADA or other such gold standard tank, but these Aquatop tanks are wonderful. Maybe one day I’ll be picky enough to really appreciate having some of the more expensive low-iron, high clarity rimless tanks, but, for now, these are phenomenal. 🙂
This post gets almost daily traffic these days from people wanting to know more about the Aquatop rimless cube tanks. As this was one of my earlier posts, some of the pictures weren’t great. If you want to see more shots of how these tanks look in action or to get an idea of their size compared to certain fish, scaping materials, filters, etc, then check out some of my posts on the development of these tanks.
The tanks themselves have held up really well! All four are going strong. No leaks. No defects. Not easily scratched. Still super clear. Easy to use, easy to setup, sturdy, easy to clean. I’d probably buy more of them if I wasn’t running low on space and money at the moment. I’d like to hear if anyone has had any issues with them that I haven’t, and I’m also really curious about what the more expensive/prestigious versions of rimless, low-iron glass tanks could be doing better! So I guess this is my blog-style request that someone who has had both one of these and a pricey rimless cube let me know which they would get if they were to buy another/recommend one.
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Where did you buy them?
I got them from this website: http://www.truaqua.com/ I checked, and they are still selling them. I still have all my cubes, and am still just as happy with them. Great, beautiful tanks!
Ah! I was hoping it was somewhere else. They seem to only ship the 24 by truck (which is much more expensive than the tank for me). Thank you for letting me know.
I mean for the 24G — maybe the others ship UPS. Thanks agian.
I managed to find a time when they offered free shipping, which is part of why the overall cost of buying a few of those was so low. Maybe they’ll have that special again soon!
Ah! Great tip. I’ll watch for that. Such beautiful tanks.
I was visiting with a store owner who has sold ADA tanks and sells the Aquatop now (along with others) and he told me they are both made in the exact same factory in China. So, I suspect the difference is the logo sticker! 😉
That is awesome news to hear! Makes sense why I liked these ones so much. Couldn’t see a difference, and I guess it was because there wasn’t one. Anything else cool you learned from the store owner?