I was wondering if anyone can recommend a place that would build custom tanks in the Cape Town/ Stellenbosch areas. Emphasis would be on quality (most notably, as leak/ crack proof as possible) and flexibility (eg. would they be able to make it with or without a base, different base options, etc)
I'd also like advice on what to look out for when getting a tank made, especially if looking at something 2m(ish) in length. Does anyone know what sort of glass thickness must be used or if there are grades of quality? Is there a recommended height to base area ratio that must not be exceeded? Does anyone have any tips on gauging how much weight an existing piece of furniture can take? I've heard of multi-layered bases and other techniques to act as a safety net in the case of a leak or crack. I really have no idea what should be standard or not, what options are available, and when someone might be talking rubbish to try make a sale.
Lastly, does anyone have a standard tank that is sized around 2m in length that they bought? I'd be keen to know what dimensions it is, how much it cost, and if it has any particular advantages over custom made.
I don't know how likely it is that I will be able to make use of the information, as I am under restrictions beyond my control, but knowing the most I can would act in my favour and any information and advice would be most appreciated. <3