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Custom made DBA Starphire Aquarium

Custom made DBA Starphire Aquarium
Super clarity and light transmission Starphire Aquariums are extremely poplour overseas due its unique characterises but it has never been here in New Zealand due to the very expensive price tag. (Normally 2-3 times as much as clear glass)

DBA is now providing custom made Starphire Aquarium at very affordable prices.

Check out the differences with DBA Starphire Aquarium~~

DBA Starphire
Normal Clear glass


DBA Ultra White Glass compare to Normal Green Glass

DBA Starphire Glass compare to Normal Green Glass
Some info on Starphire Aquarium:

“When designing a custom aquarium, your most important decision is to decide what type of glass your tank will be built with. You will need to decide if a Starphire glass aquarium is worth the extra expense. There are some distinct differences in the glass types used for aquarium manufacturing that you should be aware of. The 2 most popular glass types for custom aquarium manufacturing are: Clear glass, or Ultra Clear Starphire glass. This article will review the main differences that will help you decide which glass to choose.

The main comparative differences of a Starphire Glass Aquarium and a Clear Glass Aquarium are:

Clarity and Light Transmission
Starphire Glass has lower iron content, resulting in a superior pristine viewing surface. When you look at the edge of Starphire it has a unique blue tint, unlike the green tint of the clear glass variety. Due to the unprecedented clarity, it offers the best in maximum light transmission. This is especially important with reef or planted aquariums, in order to achieve effective light penetration through the glass lids and bracing. Ask your tank designer to show you comparative glass samples, so you can see the differences in clarity firsthand.

Scratching and Glass Care
Some people believe that due to the lower iron content, the glass is slightly softer making it more susceptible to scratching. There is some truth to this, but not enough to make a noticeable difference. The same care and precautions are needed for both types of glass. One of the biggest benefits in purchasing glass aquariums is that they are not easily scratched.

Depending on the manufacturer and thickness of glass used, you may find that a Starphire glass aquarium may cost 15 to 40% more than a clear glass aquarium. Some ways to cut down on the extra expense is to use Starphire glass on the main viewing panels only. You may find the extra expense to be worth it if your tank is going to be a permanent built in display, or the focal point of a room.” Quoted from Lori J Cameron

ALL tanks build by us would either be using Starphire glass or Ultra white glass. We don't use the GREEN glass which is commonly use by most tank builders.

Also all edge will be polished and you won't see any ugly cut on it. (Once again it is very commonly with other tank builders to not polish the edges)

Some of our work

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Please email sales@deepblueaquarium for a quote on your new DBA Starphire Aquariums.
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