Tenecor Advantage® 100 Wet/Dry AIO Aquarium and Aluminum Stand Bundle 60x24x16
Tenecor Advantage® 100 Wet/Dry AIO Aquarium and Aluminum Stand Bundle 60x24x16
Skillfully Crafted with Meticulous Attention to Detail
Experience the reliability, convenience, and unrivaled performance of the Tenecor® Advantage® Wet/Dry AIO Acrylic Aquarium System.
First designed by Tenecor® in the 1970s and now trademarked as the Advantage® wet/dry AIO aquarium, this exquisite system is an ideal choice for both freshwater and most saltwater setups.
Wet/Dry filtration is highly effective because water is trickled over bio media on which reside beneficial bacteria. These bacteria are found everywhere in the aquarium and thrive in an environment where there is abundant oxygen. Trickling the water over the media provides this oxygen. Every major public aquarium uses this proven filtration method.
Tenecor® Advantage® AIO systems come fully loaded with unbreakable polycarbonate lids, reusable filter floss, and more.
What is Wet/Dry Filtration?
Wet/dry trickle filtration, also known as a "trickle filter," is a type of biological filtration system that can be used in saltwater aquariums and freshwater aquariums.
In the Advantage wet/dry AIO aquarium, water is pumped from the aquarium into the AIO chamber by first passing through a the top media cup that contains filter floss. The floss holds back large pieces of food and other aquarium waste. The water then travels down through the second level of media cups that can hold various chemical conditioners such as activated carbon. The flexible design of the Advantage AIO allows you to remove the cups if preferred.
After the water passes through the cups, it travels back up the second chamber (which can also be used to hide an aquarium heater) and over the trickle plate covering the bio media chambers. The water then trickles over the bio-media, where beneficial bacteria colonies form on the surface and convert harmful ammonia and nitrite to nitrate, through a process called Nitrification.
The bio-media provides a large surface area for these bacteria to colonize and grow, which greatly increases the overall efficiency of the biological filtration.
Once the water has flowed through the bio-media it is then returned to the aquarium.
An extensive range of sizes and variations
From small 8-gallon desktop tanks to stunning 300-gallon and larger options, Tenecor® Advantage® AIO aquariums offer a range of sizes to suit any aquatic enthusiast. Back walls of Advantage® AIO aquariums are black. Image is clear for illustrative purposes.
Unbreakable Media Cups
Say goodbye to costly and inefficient filter socks. Advantage® AIO's feature versatile media cups for mechanical floss filtration and water conditioners. They are removable for easy maintenance.
SICCE® Water Pumps
When it comes to reliability and performance, SICCE® stands out as the top pump brand in the industry. Our meticulous approach ensures that every tank is equipped with the ideal pump, removing any need for guesswork.
Segmented Return Hose
Achieve complete flow control using Loc Line segmented hose. Easily adjust the flow rate and direction to eliminate any dead zones.
Unbreakable Polycarbonate Lids
Advantage® AIOs are furnished with sturdy and unbreakable polycarbonate lids, ensuring your fish stay safe and secure. These lids outperform mesh designs by never succumbing to sagging, warping, or falling apart. Additionally, the included feed cups streamline dinner time.
Commercial Grade Bio Media
Each Advantage® AIO comes with high-quality commercial bio media, which is also used by municipal waste water treatment plants. The bio media is designed with a very large surface area, ensuring the most efficient bacterial filtration. (Drip tray removed for clarity)
Precision Machined Trickle Plate
To achieve efficient wet/dry performance, the drip tray plays a significant role. Advantage® AIO drip trays, also known as trickle plates, are calibrated to deliver optimal performance. Their robust construction prevents light penetration and eliminates the possibility of warping.
Magnum Stands offer Unparalleled Durability & Reliability
Advantage AIO Aquarium Packages also come with the leading aluminum aquarium stand adorned in your choice of designer-inspired finishes. Magnum aquarium stands are well-known for their outstanding quality and unrivaled durability. These stands are carefully constructed and easy to assemble, ensuring optimal performance and a lasting, fulfilling experience.
Professional-Grade 45mm T Slot Aluminum Profile
Magnum stands are constructed using a 45mm T Slot Aluminum profile that is up to 40% stronger than the cheaper fractional dimensioned profiles utilized by competitors.
Oversize Adjustable Feet
Oversized adjustable feet guarantee a level and even surface.
Heavy Duty Gusseted Brackets
Gusseted brackets, supplied exclusively by Tenecor®, are strategically employed in key locations to enhance structural integrity.
Double Width 45/90 Perimeter
The extruded profile that supports the stand's deck is twice as wide. This additional width enhances its strength and prevents any flexing or bowing, ensuring torsional stability.
Advantage® AIOs have consistently delivered exceptional performance and reliability since 1980, establishing themselves as the unrivaled gold standard in the industry for over 45 years.
Tenecor® Advantage® AIO aquariums have a well-established track record of being safe and reliable. They continue to be the top choice for aquarium enthusiasts, with hundreds of thousands still in operation.
Why Tenecor® Acrylic is the Better Aquarium Choice
Acrylic is half the weight of glass. Glass tanks larger than 40 gallons get incredibly heavy very quickly. Acrylic aquariums are easier to ship, move and set up than heavy glass tanks.
Acrylic distorts much less and is more clear than glass. Acrylic aquariums are more clear and visually desirable than any kind of glass tank including "low iron" glass. In addition to having a slight green tint, most glass aquariums have an index of refraction that is considerably different from water. Clear acrylic has almost the same refractive index as water so there is no bending of light as it passes through the acrylic into the aquarium.
Acrylic aquariums look better with brighter colors and sharper shapes. The huge viewing windows in large public aquariums and oceanariums can be more than 12 inches thick but because they are made of acrylic, they afford a very clear view of the water and ocean life they enclose. The same is true for smaller home aquariums. Acrylic also allows better penetration of your system lighting, which is especially important for reef systems.
Acrylic insulates better than glass. Acrylic controls water temperature fluctuations, one of the primary reasons for fish stress, disease and death. Glass conducts heat and cold causing more fluctuations.
Acrylic seams are stronger than glass. Acrylic seams are molecular bonds and are stronger than the acrylic itself. Silicone seams used on glass aquariums dry out and weaken over time.
Acrylic seams are visually superior to glass. Acrylic seams are polished and nearly invisible. Silicone seams are clearly visible and have been known to discolor when exposed to certain fish medications.
Acrylic is easily refinished. If glass scratches (and it often does, especially the softer low iron glass) it cannot be repaired. Acrylic can be repaired with a variety of scratch removal kits. Even internal scratches can be repaired without removing the fish from water.
Custom formed designs are possible with acrylic. Acrylic can be formed to create interesting aquarium designs which you won’t find with glass aquariums.
Acrylic aquariums are safer than glass. Acrylic aquariums can withstand substantially greater impacts than glass tanks.
Acrylic is the only option for large aquariums. Really big glass aquariums don't exist. The practical upper limit for big glass tanks is around 250 gallons. Anything larger is impractical due to the difficulty of moving and installation as well the structural weaknesses inherent in glass tanks.
The Tenecor® Story
Tenecor® was established in the mid 1970's when acrylic aquariums did not exist. There was no internet or "how-to" online videos. We were the first company to build hobbyist acrylic aquariums and many of the processes Tenecor® developed have become industry standards.
Anyone can build an acrylic aquarium. Few companies can build a great aquarium.
The biggest mistake shoppers make when evaluating acrylic aquarium manufacturers is assuming all companies have the same level of quality. This is absolutely not the case. For example, some companies who started out making glass tanks find themselves overwhelmed with the complexities of trying to fabricate an acrylic aquarium. They end up trying to learn along the way and the end results are not pretty. We know this because often their customers call us and frantically ask if we can help fix their tanks.
One memorable example is a hobbyist who bought an acrylic aquarium with an external overflow from another company. One week after he got his tank up and running, the entire overflow broke off! Another hobbyist sent us the images below of two rimless frag tanks he purchased from a well known California fabricator. The top image shows the walls beginning to come apart. Not only is this an example of poor bonding, the overall design of this tank is incorrect. It is just a matter of time before the entire seam splits.
|An example of poor bonding and poor design. Customer provided image. His entire story was posted on a saltwater reefing forum.
|Another example of poor edge prep and poor bonding. Also, notice the rounded radius edges. Tenecor does not round edges because this weakens the seams.
|Yet another example of poor edge prep and improper bonding technique.
Edge preparation, bonding techniques, tooling and material handling requirements for manufacturing acrylic aquariums are vastly more complicated than putting together a simple glass tank. And many acrylic "companies" are often no more than garage operations with a table saw and a router.
Seam quality is not always what it seems.
Seam quality matters and getting good seams is not easy, especially on larger tanks. Bubbles, poor welds and imperfectly aligned panels are common mistakes made by garage fabricators with limited acrylic experience. For good seams the edges must be flat, smooth and level. Then the two bonding surfaces must be perfectly aligned with each other as well as being square and true. This is not easy on a small aquarium and very difficult on larger tanks.
All glass tanks will eventually leak. Every single one.
Glass tank seams are joined with silicone that over time become less pliable and weaken. Whether it is two years or ten, all glass tanks will eventually develop leaks. Properly constructed acrylic seams are chemical bonds at the molecular level, impossible to take apart and virtually leakproof. With a Tenecor® aquarium, you can sleep well at night without the worry of flooding your home.
Experience. We have built more acrylic aquariums than anyone.
Tenecor® has been building acrylic aquariums since the late 1970's. Simply put, we have built more of them than anyone. And we build hundreds of them. On any given day, we build more acrylic aquariums and accessories than many shops do in an entire year. The "combined experience" touted by some smaller outfits cannot replace our historical skill set.
Production capabilities. CNC automation is essential.
The production equipment matters. Our facilities are highly automated and include several (really big and expensive) CNC routers, lasers and digital design capabilities. We can build a single dream tank for you or an entire store or several stores like the ones we designed and built for PetSmart®. As one of the first acrylic aquarium fabricators, many of our innovations have become industry standards. And Tenecor® is where many smaller fabricators, especially in the metro Phoenix market first learned how to put together their first fish tank.
The All In One Aquarium. Tenecor® designed and built the first one.
Another Tenecor® innovation over 40 years ago, was installing the filter into the back of the tank. Back then the phrase "AIO" did not exist. Putting the filter inside the tank was not easy since acrylic aquariums have tops as well as bottoms. It was like building a ship in a bottle. In glass tanks you can easily silicone in some pieces for an AIO. If you make a mistake, take it apart and start over. Not so with acrylic. Once the pieces are bonded, they cannot be taken apart. It still isn't easy which is why Tenecor remains the only company making a full range of wet/dry acrylic AIO aquariums.
Simplicity™ AIO. Safe. Reliable. A great value.
The appeal of the Tenecor® Simplicity™ aquarium was the same forty years ago as it is now: Easy to set up with no holes to drill and no worry about leakage. Best of all, they were a great value. In 2022, Simplicity™ was replaced by the registered trademark name Advantage® Aquariums.
Tenecor® built the first acrylic All in One Aquarium. Here is one from 1978. It was a wet/dry design and a corner pentagon. Each piece was cut manually with no CNC equipment. This same tank today with CNC takes us a fraction of the time to build and with tighter tolerances.
|The newest Advantage® AIO designs feature removable media cups and unbreakable polycarbonate lids and trickle plates. The top cups are used to hold filter floss for mechanical filtration. The bottom cups can also be used for mechanical filtration or for carbon. Advantage® AIO's are offered in more sizes and styles than ever before.
In the early 90's, Phoenix based PetSmart® asked us to evaluate their store systems. Their existing aquariums were poorly constructed and their store systems were inefficient with extremely high fish losses. They were going public and needed several hundred installations. We designed their systems and built many of their stores.
|One of the early PetSmart® stores we built. On the far left is the refrigerated goldfish feeder tank. Notice the segmented return lines. This was the first application in the aquarium hobby of Loc Line returns. Each tank can be isolated and be independent of the others.
|PetSmart's® 700 gallon freshwater tank with center overflow. We built dozens of these. The walls are one inch. The center overflow has a dry raceway for electrical to the canopy. Filtration is a simple canister style pool filter. We also added closed loop reverse flow undergravel filtration and inline heater.
It's all about choice and made to order flexibility.
Flexibility is designed into our manufacturing capabilities. The added benefit of CNC technology which was rare and expensive forty years ago is critical for modern production. What took hours of manual calculations and cutting can now be done in a fraction of the time on one of our CNC routers or CO2 lasers. Our production lines can go from a twenty gallon to a 120 gallon, back to a 40 followed by a 65 without any downtime or retooling. This is how we can offer an almost unlimited selection of sizes, styles and varieties.
Big tanks are a Tenecor® specialty.
Glass tanks have numerous disadvantages, starting with safety and the incredibly heavy weight, over 1,000 pounds for larger sizes. The upper limit of glass tanks is around 300 gallons and around 20 inches in height. Where glass tanks max out, our large tank portfolio begins. We have the specialized tooling and equipment necessary for building the big boys.
Tenecor® today continues to be the leading builder of acrylic aquariums.
Tenecor® has built more acrylic aquariums than anyone. Our manufacturing capabilities span three buildings, staffed with highly trained American craftsmen. State of the art equipment and software continue to keep us well ahead of the competition in innovation and product quality.
Tenecor® aquariums last a long, long time.
An original 12 gallon tabletop corner pentagon with built Simplicity™ AIO filtration. This was the aqua dome model. Going strong for over 45 years.
Another corner pentagon. Approximately 30 years old. It sits on one of our original Unitex Stands with matching canopy. Still looks as new as the day it was installed.
Our newest corner pentagon design with one piece back wall. Notice there is no seam at the 90 degree back corner.
One of our newest overflow designs with quad removable media cups. The cups can be used as pre filters, chemical or both. All are removable.
Eight foot peninsula with quad cup overflow. Cups are four inches in diameter. Larger sizes have seven inch cups.
Vista View corner tank. One piece viewing panel. This tank is approximately 25 years old..
AIO Peninsula frag tank. One of our smaller tanks.
|450 Gallon Peninsula on a Magnum stand.
|CNC machined top ready for assembly. Edges are flat, square and level to millimeters. Only Tenecor® has this size CNC capability.
|We do not add junk components to keep our package costs low. Many outfits will include cheap low quality pumps, lights and other gear only to have the customer replace them at additional cost. This is especially true with the Nano and desktops from other outfits. Only premium brand name components are found in a Tenecor®.
American made since 1980.
Tenecor® still designs and manufactures in the great state of Arizona USA and does not offshore, outsource, subcontract or use third party manufacturers.