Custom LIFETIME 280 gal. Glass Aquarium TankThis page allows you to begin designing your own custom aquarium that will last a Lifetime. Tell us more about your dream tank by filling out the form below. We look forward to making your dream a reality.
Creating a custom aquarium. This has been the dream of many hobbyists for years or even decades.
Through the detailed and thorough design process led by Two Tides, and with the industry-leading expertise of our manufacturing partner CustomAquariums©, nearly any tank in the mind of any hobbyist can be made a reality.
Custom, hand cut wood stands and canopies can also be crafted to elegantly match the decor of the surrounding room. In addition, full sump filtration and overflow/return systems can be included that transform the tank into a fish or coral ready setup.
Begin designing your dream aquarium system by filling out the form at the top of this page, and if you have any further questions, feel free to reach out to us at email@example.com
Please Note: These specifications pertain to a standard configuration 280 gallon tank. However, any of these specifications can be changed by filling out the form at the top of this page.
- Dimensions: 96"L x 24"W x 24"H
- Dry Weight: 383 lbs
- Full Weight: 2336 lbs
- Material: Glass
- Glass Thickness: ½"
- Tank Overflow Styles: Standard (on back glass) or Peninsula (on side glass)
- Shape: Rectangle
For a detailed overview of the entire manufacturing process as well as the expert-developed technology and master craftsmanship that goes into every CustomAquariums tank, see the video below. Each of their tanks is truly a work of art, and here's why...
Here is a video showcasing CustomAquariums' many unparalleled products (aside from their tanks), with a brief overview of each. Any of these products can be easily added to your system by selecting them in the "Interested Additions to System" info section at the top of this page.
In addition, the following video briefly showcases a beautiful and elegant CustomAquariums rimless build.
Lead Times For Aquariums, Stands and Canopies, and Other Large Items
Please keep in mind that ALL products from CustomAquariums as well as many parts used to make the product are made and specifically tailored to each and every order. This results in slightly longer lead times than bulk manufacturers, but an unparalleled difference in precision and craftsmanship that will ensure that these aquariums will function at the highest level for a LIFETIME.
Lead times include time to process the order and manufacture the aquarium, lead time in our production queue, time for the aquarium to cure (several weeks), and shipping/freight time. Essentially, the time from when you order the aquarium to when you receive it at your door is what the lead times are estimating.
Standard Aquarium Lead Times for Orders that Contain Aquariums:
**SPECIAL: 30-40 business days (approx. 6-8 weeks, maybe sooner if we have them in stock)*
- Standard: 40-50 business days (approx. 8-10 weeks)
*Fast Track Aquarium Lead Times for Orders that Contain Aquariums:
- **SPECIAL: 20-25 Business Days (4-5 weeks, maybe sooner if we have them in stock)*
- Standard: 30-35 Business Days (5-7 weeks)
*Fast Track Aquarium Shipping will add an additional 15% to the cost of the aquarium, stand, and canopy portion of your order. This puts the order towards the top of the production queue meaning that it will be manufactured quicker without sacrificing any precision or quality engineering.
**SPECIAL Aquarium Deals are aquarium orders that have a seasonal or time-specified discount applied to them. We will notify for you if your order is Special or Standard. If in doubt, it is safe to assume that orders are Standard.
Please note that the glass tempering process, if selected, will add around 3-7 days to all lead times to ensure that the glass is properly cured/set for construction.
Lead Times For Other Smaller Items
Lead times for standard, smaller items (such as the H2Overflow, Siphon Stopper, Stealthbox, etc.) generally take anywhere from 4-10 business days to ship. If these items are needed earlier, there are other faster shipping options for an extra charge. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Although products from CustomAquariums are built to last a LIFETIME, Two Tides does offer a few different warranties through CustomAquariums.
Types of Warranties
- Aquariums 75 gallons or above are subject to a limited lifetime warranty
- Aquariums under 75 gallons are subject to a 90-day limited warranty
CustomAquariums Tank Warranty Policy
For the aquarium to be found defective the following stipulations must be met:
- The aquarium must be placed and filled on a level, appropriately sized Majestic® brand aquarium stand manufactured by Lifetime Aquariums® / CustomAquariums.com
- The aquarium has not been lifted or carried by the frame or while wet or filled with water or any materials such as decorations or substrate
- The aquarium and aquarium stand may not be altered in any way including drilling additional holes or used for anything other than their original manufactured purpose of typical fish aquarium use
- Aquarium must not be chipped or damaged, or the silicone altered in any way
Photos may be required to be supplied by the customer to verify these stipulations are met to claim a warranty. If aquariums are chipped upon delivery, this must be claimed immediately in writing on the Bill of Lading and notice must be given to CustomAquariums in writing within 24 hours when receiving the items (Two Tides can help send it to CustomAquariums; email us ASAP at email@example.com). Any damage not claimed on the Bill of Lading will be assumed the customers responsibility. Chipping of aquariums and consequences resulting is not covered under any warranty. The warranty applies only to the original owner who purchased the aquarium from Two Tides Aquarium Supply.
Should the aquarium be found defective, the customer must return the aquarium at their cost to CustomAquariums.com manufacturing facility in Neenah, Wi. The condition it arrives at the Neenah, Wi facility is the condition that will be evaluated for a warranty claim. The aquarium will be either replaced or repaired at the manufacturers discretion. The customer may pick up the aquarium at the manufacturers location without charge, or have the items shipped at the cost of the customer. The cost will consist of freight charges plus crating and labor. This warranty is limited to replacement/repair of the aquarium only. This warranty does NOT cover loss of fish, personal injury, property loss, or other damage arising out of the use of the aquarium.
CustomAquariums Majestic Canopy/Stand Warranty Policy
Majestic® stands and canopies are warrantied for 1 year from manufactures defect and workmanship. For the stand or canopy to be defective, the following stipulations must be met:
- The stand or canopy must be used on a level floor surface, unaltered including the drilling of additional holes
- The aquarium canopy / stand must be used in a typical aquarium fish use fashion
- Aquariums are not warrantied from wear and tear, including fading from the sun, or from water damage, mold, or mildew; It is the customers responsibility to create conditions in which will prevent water damage, mold or mildew
- Separation of the seams due to improperly removing the canopy and applying excessive force to the joints is not covered under warranty
- Aquarium canopy / stands are not intended for outdoor use. Outdoor use will void any warranty
Should the Canopy / Stand be found defective, the customer must return the canopy / stand at their cost to CustomAquariums manufacturing facility in Neenah, Wi. The condition it arrives at the Neenah, Wi facility is the condition that will be evaluated for a warranty claim. The stand / canopy will be either replaced or repaired at the manufacturers discretion.
The customer may pick up the stand / canopy at the manufacturers location without charge, or have the items shipped at the cost of the customer. The cost will consist of freight charges plus crating and labor. This warranty is limited to replacement/repair of the canopy / stand only. This warranty does NOT cover loss of fish, personal injury, property loss, or damage arising out of the use of the aquarium.
Aquarium / Hood / Canopy Returns/Cancellations:
All aquariums, canopies, and stands whether it be special, standard, or custom category, are built to order and can not be returned for any reason. Once an aquarium, canopy, or stand order is in production it may not be canceled for any reason. If the customer wants to cancel an order and the aquarium, canopy, or stand has not been started in production and no special order materials have been ordered or purchased, a full refund will be given. If an aquarium order is canceled during production prior to shipping and the aquarium is an unaltered common package special configuration, a full or partial refund may be given at the discretion of CustomAquariums management; however, this partial or full refund is not guaranteed.
Damaged / Refused Delivery Aquariums / Stands / Canopies:
It is the customers responsibility to thoroughly inspect all shipments prior to receiving delivery and/or signing the Bill of Lading. This includes opening the lid of the crate and inspecting the items inside prior to accepting shipment regardless of the condition of the crate itself.
Should a customer receive an item with non-repairable damage they are to refuse delivery and clearly document the damage on the Bill of Lading and with digital photographs. CustomAquariums must be notified in writing of the damage with a copy of the Bill of Lading showing the documented damage as well as with digital photos within 24 hours or receiving or refusing the shipment (Two Tides can help send it to CustomAquariums; email us ASAP at firstname.lastname@example.org).
Should the damage appear to be repairable and/or able to be remedied through shipping replacement parts, the customer may accept the shipment at their own risk, however they still must notify CustomAquariums in writing via email of the damage within 24 hours with documentation clearly written on the Bill of Lading and with digital photos. For any of the above scenarios, should CustomAquariums be denied damage claim due to insufficient documentation by the customer, the customer is responsible for the costs to remedy the damage.
Steps of Return Process
- Make sure that upon delivery you thoroughly inspect the contents of your product packaging (lift the lid of the tank crate if crated) to ensure that all contents are intact and free from scratches, chips, or cracks.
- If there are ANY signs of damage, IMMEDIATELY report the damages on the Bill of Lading with the carrier that brought the product.
- If the damages are in the form of leaks or cracks due to manufacturer error (as outlined in the Return Policy document), the product can be returned to the CustomAquariums manufacturing facility in Neenah, WI.
- The product will be shipped at the customer’s expense. The condition that the product arrives at the Neenah facility will be the condition which will be inspected, and CustomAquariums will repair or replace the item at their discretion. For pickup, the customer may pick up the product from the Neenah facility at no extra charge or have the item shipped back to their door at their own expense.
The warranty does NOT cover any damage to physical property such as the contents or livestock of the aquarium, damages to the surrounding room or area, or personal injury.
If you would like to request a return that satisfies the conditions in the Return Policy, reach out to us immediately at email@example.com.
Have any further questions that aren't answered here? We'd love to hear from you, and learn how we can help you be as successful as possible in this wonderful hobby.
You can call in to 727-214-7750 to speak with Tyler from our team to determine how to create your Ideal Aquarium Build.
Also feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will aim to respond back within the next few hours.
QUESTIONS & ANSWERSAsk a Question
What is an epoxy background?
Epoxy is like a very durable paint. It is permanent in nature and cannot be removed later. The advantages of epoxy vs a sheet material that you tape on the back is it will not get wrinkly over time. Also, sometimes if water splashes or food falls behind the aquarium it can get between the background and the aquarium and can look very unsightly over time. When this happens, it is extremely difficult to clean because it is behind the tank. Lifetime Aquariums® uses epoxy backgrounds for these reasons.
How much stronger is tempered glass?
Tempering glass can add 5-10 times the strength to the glass panel. The thicker the glass, the greater effect tempering has on increasing the strength. The tempering process super-heats the panel, then cools it down rapidly. During this process, the exterior of the glass cools at a quicker rate than the interior of the glass. This difference in cooling rates creates tension, or "loading" of the molecules, making the glass very, very strong.
Can I temper my glass?
Yes, CustomAquariums has a full glass fabrication capability and will be happy to drill whatever holes you need and do any other fabrication for a reasonable extra charge prior to tempering. You must drill your holes PRIOR to tempering. Once the glass is tempered, it cannot be drilled later.
Is ultra-clear that much clearer than regular clarity?
Ultra-clear glass has about the same strength as regular clarity of the same thickness. The difference is the ultra-clear has a lower iron content that gives it an exceptionally clear look. If you were to look at a regular clarity aquarium full of water it looks very clear. You would not notice any tinting. However, if you looked at it immediately next to an ultra-clear aquarium, you would notice a difference between the two. Ultra-clear glass essentially looks like you're viewing the aquarium with no glass, while with regular clarity glass you can see a slight green tinge, especially on the corners of the tank. See the product images for an example.
Do you have other background colors other than black or blue?
Though Mystic Black and Deep Sea Blue are the standard colors carried by Lifetime Aquariums®, they can use just about any color imaginable upon request.
Can you drill holes?
Yes, Lifetime Aquariums® can drill as many holes as you need for their H2Overflow® and Siphon Stoppers®. They can also drill any size hole you need for a custom overflow setup.
What are the glass thickness options?
Lifetime Aquariums® offers 1/2”, 5/8”, and 3/4”, all of which can be tempered. They also have the ability to source other thicknesses on case by case basis for custom orders. For all three thicknesses, there is also a low iron “ultra-clear” option for increased clarity. You can choose any material to be any thickness, tempered vs untempered, or regular clarity vs ultra-clear.
What sizes can be made with the Lifetime Aquarium® system?
The proprietary patent pending aluminum frame system offered by not only adds strength and durability, but allows the ability to custom build to order virtually any size and still maintain commercial grade strength and a professional look.
How is the center brace stronger than other aquariums?
Lifetime Aquariums® have marine grade anodized aluminum center supports that are reinforced with a secondary aluminum bracket and riveted for extra strength. No longer is the center bracket a long term failure risk. Lifetime Aquariums® anodized, marine grade aluminum frames will never turn brittle and crack like a plastic frame.
Will the aluminum frame corrode?
The bracing used is marine grade anodized aluminum. It is the same aluminum marine boats use. At no time is the bracing submerged in water, so the risk of corrosion or failure is extremely miniscule. The aluminum frame WILL NOT CORRODE with typical aquarium fresh or saltwater use.
What are the advantages of an aluminum aquarium frame compared to a plastic frame?
Most commercially available, mass produced aquariums are made with injection molded plastic tops. Although these usually will last quite some time without a problem, eventually like anything else made of plastic it can become brittle, particularly when exposed to UV light common with reef tanks. Plastic is porous and will absorb moisture. This combined with exposure to UV light will create a situation where over an extended period of time, an aquarium top can fail and lead to a total failure of the aquarium. This is far less probable with a reinforced aluminum frame.