Tenecor Shuts Down Shop Permanently


Tenecor Goes Out of BusinessTenecor has officially gone out of business. Much like the glass aquarium builders at Aquarium Obsessed, the acrylic aquarium manufacturer was another well known supplier of tanks for many years, eventually becoming one of the largest and most often purchased aquariums in the hobby. However, it’s their previous success that may have led to their downfall, at least in part. Tenecor eventually built a massive facility to build all of their tanks. With dwindling sales and long build times, Tenecor couldn’t move tanks fast enough to keep pace with the bills. Couple these falling sales figures with tough economic times, and they just couldn’t stay afloat.

For some, this news might come as a shock. Tenecor was fairly well respected and you couldn’t find too many complaints about their work on the popular aquarium forums. However, in recent years we’ve heard many reports of unusually sub-par quality, which most likely helped with the demise of the company. We got to see some of these tanks in person and can attest to their poor quality, but it is entirely possible that those where the select few that squeaked past Tenecor’s quality control. Regardless of the speculation, the doors have shut on Tenecor permanently. Let’s just hope none of our fellow hobbyists were waiting on an aquarium from them.


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  • Concerned

    I was an employee hired by Tenecor to manage their sales and was notified before I even received my first check that they were going belly up.  I left a decent paying job to help the owner [name removed] build his business and now find myself unemployed only three weeks after joining Tenecor in a difficult economy and was evicted from my home as a result this past weekend.  He never indicated things were in bad shape and while he was only days away from being bankrupt and the landlord had padlocked the factory, he continued to take deposits on large tank orders.  By my way of thinking, this was nothing short of stealing and Bill ought to be prosecuted.  He would take your tank order, tell you it would take six to 12 weeks, require a 70% deposit, use that money to pay his bills and then hope he had enough sales/deposits in 12 weeks to start building your tank. Classic Ponzie scheme!!!!  He’s a liar and a thief…having stolen thousands of dollars from his customers and dealers…the very people that kept him afloat.  I can’t help but wonder what the dealer who took the deposit from his customer and paid Tenecor to start the tank, will do.  A $10,000.00 tank required a $7,000.00 deposit.  How does a small aquarium/pet store business man or woman make good on that to their customer?  I pray none of them are forced to go bankrupt themselves. 

    And worse…his employees believed in him and now all are out of work during the holidays.  

    • Aquaticgems

      The owner [name removed] is a fuckin scumbag thief and a liar. He burned me for $4000

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  • youburned mee

    The owner [name removed] is a fuckin scumbag who doesnt pay his bills and doesnt know how to run a company. He deserves to be on the street with no money in his pocket. Fuck that asshole!

  • MadasHell

    I too was screwed by the owner [name removed].  I have talked with the landlord, no help.  I have also seen many posts on various forums with people in the same boat.  Has anyone been able to get any resolution?  Is there a class action or anything?  Or are we just out our money?

    • Spoissoit

      Unfortunately, there is nothing you can do, other than to petition the bankruptcy court.  U.S. Bankruptcy laws protect him.

  • Forest

    Did you know that the owner’s [name removed] son went by the name Forest Winters and did gay porn?  Google Forest Winters gay porn and you will see.

  • corey

    I was cleaning my 75 gal tenecor tank today and discovered stress fractures all over the back of a 5 y/o tank. Tomorrow I have take it down. Tenecor sucks.