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Now I've been quite a big fan and a customer of Charterhouse Aquatics here in the UK for a number of years now. However, I don't know how they can possibly justify charging £4199 for a 125 gallon aquarium that doesn't appear to be anything special. My 300 gallon aquarium costs me about £700 when I had it custom-built, and that included a sump as well.

www.charterhouse-aquatics.co.uk/charterhouse-braced-aquarium-p-13327.html

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Suprd71 replied the topic: You have got to be joking?

Well, measurements equal a 180g, Big deal. I would be glad to sell mine for half that. I'll even do buy 1 get1 free!


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OFL replied the topic: You have got to be joking?

I had a clear seal 125 gallon tank a few years ago that measured exactly the same, 6 x 2 x 2. However, what you've got to remember is the water doesn't come up 24 inches, it probably comes up an inch or two below, that makes quite a considerable difference to how much the tank holds.

I don't know who the hell is going to pay that kind of money for bog standard aquarium. Unless I've missed something, the only extra it comes with is a sump. For that sort of money, I would have expected at the least a couple of EHeim Professional 3 canister filters, plus all the lighting and heating as well. Limey, I'd expect them to come down and install the whole lot for 4k :-)

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Suprd71 replied the topic: You have got to be joking?

And supply fish and do twice weekly service.. FOREVER. And it would still be overpriced!


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Darth Nandopsis replied the topic: You have got to be joking?

Now, if the tank came w/ this:

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I'd order two!! :laugh:

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DRACO replied the topic: You have got to be joking?

OFL wrote: Now I've been quite a big fan and a customer of Charterhouse Aquatics here in the UK for a number of years now. However, I don't know how they can possibly justify charging £4199 for a 125 gallon aquarium that doesn't appear to be anything special. My 300 gallon aquarium costs me about £700 when I had it custom-built, and that included a sump as well.

www.charterhouse-aquatics.co.uk/charterhouse-braced-aquarium-p-13327.html


have you tried to check what are included in that price?
i believed that cost includes the built-in cabinet stand, pump, and those decorative rocks.
plus the delivery charges ... :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:
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DRACO replied the topic: You have got to be joking?

Darth Nandopsis wrote: Now, if the tank came w/ this:

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I'd order two!! :laugh:


if the delivery will includes a freebee like this, the tank will no longer be usable when delivered..
the heat will torn down the tank...
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