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    Wave Station Rimless Aquariums & Stands | Simple, Clean and Rimless

    The new Wave Station rimless aquariums and stands are just touching down in the UK. The new company, Wave, looks to have created a success as this simple design is difficult to argue with; a low iron rimless tank sitting on a tasteful white, or black, gloss stand. The design blends European and Asian aquarium […]

    The new Wave Station rimless aquariums and stands are just touching down in the UK. The new company, Wave, looks to have created a success as this simple design is difficult to argue with; a low iron rimless tank sitting on a tasteful white, or black, gloss stand.

    The design blends European and Asian aquarium elements well. The Wave Station line will be available in 3 sizes 60, 90 and 120. All stands are 80cm tall or about 32″. 

     

    • Wave Station 60 (60x40x40cm, 24″x16″x16″) – £524 or $760USD
    • Wave Station 90 (90x45x45cm, 36″x18″x18″) – £700 or $1010USD
    • Wave Station 120 (120x50x80cm, 48″x20″x20″) -£1100 or $1590USD

     

    Based upon the closed loop style plumbing, it appears these will be initially marketed for the freshwater planted crowd (who as a group are always one step ahead of the saltys when it comes to design). However, I like the fact that they do not come pre-built with massive overflows. A gray PVC standpipe is much easier to hide and work with.

    The prices above are for the tank and stand combo, but they will be available separately as well. No word or initial plans to bring these to the US. Typically UK aquarium products do not cross over to our side of the pond, but there is always hope. Kind of like Chelsea hopes to beat Liverpool this weekend…

    5 Comments

    1. January 31, 2009 at 2:18 PM | Permalink

      Whatever the manufacturers say about this setup, without any surface skimming it is clearly geared for freshwater planted tanks or just a fish tank. It’s pretty but the name is deceiving.

    2. mcliffy2
      January 31, 2009 at 4:12 PM | Permalink

      Those look nice – I only wish they’d made them wider. You can make a tall, skinny tank rimless, but its still tall and skinny 🙂

    3. February 1, 2009 at 12:35 AM | Permalink

      re:”You can make a tall, skinny tank rimless, but its still tall and skinny”

      I hear that.

      though perfectly honest, i wouldn’t buy one if it were 3 feet deep. hard to pass judgment on the stock image, but those look kind of cheap. not to mention, gloss just doesn’t do it for me.

    4. February 2, 2009 at 10:35 AM | Permalink

      Wave make a few bits and bobs, including some nano tanks that are popular over here.

      There’s one with curved front glass (i.e. smaller surface area than base) that I keep pondering an experiment with you might want to look out for.

      I think these new tanks look quite pretty. I’m in the market for a new tank of that sort of size (touchwood!) but will probably got for something more traditional/chunky and cheaper. I’m still renting my place, and don’t feel I can/should stretch to a custom glassbox-style job until I know the room the tank is going to live in for a few years…

      Don’t sigh! Your design-led work is not in vain – far from it!

    5. May 10, 2011 at 12:06 PM | Permalink

      Freshwater has waves too you know 😉 This looks sleek, so I’d like to see similar ones on production here in Ontario, Canada.

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