12 Foot Custom Aquarium, Quality Engineered

All of our standard and special aquarium sizes, including the 12-foot custom aquarium size, have optimized engineering to determine the minimum thickness required for each individual panel of glass. We don’t settle for a one size fits all formula but rather optimize every individual panel in the aquarium based on engineering standards for your needs.

For example – if you have us modify your 24″H x 72″L x 24″D to a 24″H x 96″L x 24″D aquarium, you don’t need thicker side panels, just thicker front, back and bottom panels. By comparison, other aquarium manufacturers will automatically increase the thickness of every panel just because one panel needs to be thicker, or they will skimp on all panels because they don’t want to have to upgrade just some of them. Custom Aquariums’ professional engineers use advanced pressure rating formulas to optimize every aquarium to have a minimum safety factor of 2.3 (the industry’s minimum standard). However, because of our aluminum frame system, some of our aquariums are even stronger with a safety factor of 3.5. By using this technique, we are able to achieve the highest strength at the lowest cost – so don’t be surprised if our prices and weights are a lot better than other aquariums out there of the same size. Of course, these are minimum standards. You are always free to upgrade any panel for any reason, like additional peace of mind.

Aquarium Shapes

Our 12-foot custom aquariums come in various shapes and sizes including: Square, Rectangular, Pentagon, Hexagon.

Rimless Aquariums

We can also customize most standard glass aquariums to be rimless glass aquariums, even the 12-foot custom aquarium! The rimless aquarium works great for frag tanks, island tanks, turtle tanks, and more! Custom Aquariums’ polished beveled edge and superior craftsmanship make our rimless tanks the premier rimless brand on the market today. Our Majestic® stands come with center supports, so even our largest rimless glass aquariums are well supported. We also innovated a unique center concealment column (exclusive to Custom Aquariums) to assist in adding plumbing, such as our H2Overflow® and Siphon Stoppers®, to make filtration easy for island tanks.

Glass vs Acrylic Aquariums

There are advantages and disadvantages to using either glass or acrylic for your 12-foot custom aquarium, and the Custom Aquariums team has extensively evaluated what type of custom aquariums to use. For example, we have to consider not only the installation difficulties but also the long-term viability of our investment. After analyzing the difference, the choice between glass or acrylic aquariums is quite clear because most often you are sacrificing a long-term benefit of glass aquariums in exchange for a short-term benefit of acrylic aquariums. Please see our glass vs acrylic page for more information on our evaluation of glass vs. acrylic 12-foot custom aquariums.

Aquarium Shipping and Lead Times

Visit our aquarium lead time information page for Standard, Special, FastTrack, and Tempered aquariums as well as shipping information for your 12-foot custom aquarium.

Aquarium Information

  • Special: The special aquariums include our most popular sizes at the best values for your dollar. Custom material options are also available, even for our discounted specials. We also have pre-configured décor, filtration, and canopy/stand packages available at a discounted price. Tempering any type, special or standard, will add to your lead time.
  • Standard: These sizes, including the 12-foot custom aquarium size, are made to order but use materials that are typically in stock and are in common increments that we can manufacture in an efficient lead time. These sizes will be a slightly better value for your dollar than the custom sizes. Tempering any size will add to your lead time.
  • Material: 3/8″, 1/2″, 5/8″, 3/4″, all four are available in regular or ultra clear clarity, as well as tempered and non tempered. Find out more about our material options for your 12-foot custom aquarium.

Please call us for a quote at (844) 244-8265 or start building your Custom Aquarium online now!