It was quite a hassle getting my aquarium delivered. See I originally
ordered the aquarium about 2 years prior while I was still married.
The aquarium never got delivered, and through the process of divorce
the order was cancelled. Fast forward 2 years and a new order was
placed, only the company didn't want to deal with me because they
remembered me canceling the aquarium 2 years prior. A new set of
blue prints for a newly designed aquarium, and cash in the hand
of a close friend, the aquarium was ordered by Jason and 9 months
later it showed up.
The aquarium was made in Calgary, Canada and was shipped through
International Freight by Mayflower. It's kind of neat getting an
aquarium delivered to your home by a semi :) Ironically, the driver
of the Mayflower truck was my buddy Jeremy, who I hadn't seen in
The aquarium arrived on wheels and was very easily rolled into
my garage and removed from the wheels. I quickly unpacked the crates
to inspect my empty glass box, complete with a "Made in Canada"
sticker in the right corner of the glass.
And there it would sit for maybe 6 months before it could be filled.
It served as a constant reminder and motivator to keep moving forward
on the project. The aquarium measures 8 feet long, 30 inches wide,
and 25 inches tall - roughly 320 gallons. Euro-bracing was used
(no center braces) for ease of maintenance. Starfire Glass was used,
a glass which is made with lower iron content, thereby making Starfire
glass roughly 30% clearer than normal glass - perfect for an aquarium.
A single overflow in one corner housing two 1.5" drains and
two 2" closed-loop intakes, which are cornered by the overflow
to help conceal them, will provide the circulation once up and rolling.
To see all the photos from the delivery please
view this link.
To continue on with the project move to the
~ The Plumbing
~ The Closet~
The Stand ~ The
Tile ~ Move In
~ The Canopy ~
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