Acrylic Aquarium

With seamless visibility and crystal-clear transparency, Excelite’s acrylic aquariums provide an immersive viewing experience that showcases the beauty of aquatic life in its purest form.
Explore our diverse range of customizable solutions to transform your aquatic space into a captivating underwater oasis. Elevate your aquarium experience with Excelite’s acrylic aquariums, where safety, aesthetics, and innovation converge to create a seamless aquatic sanctuary.

Acrylic aquariums are designed to withstand the constant pressure and weight of the water inside the fish tank. Cast acrylic sheet ensures that the tank can support the water volume without bowing or distorting. Additionally, acrylic has the unique property of water absorption reaching a balance over time.

Acrylic aquarium manufactured using the cell cast method is known for its durability, strength, and ability to withstand continuous loads. The cell cast manufacturing technique ensures consistent thickness and exceptional optical clarity. Excelite acrylic aquarium sheets are available from 30 mm to 650 mm thick, providing a versatile solution for different types of acrylic fish tank application.

Features of Acrylic Aquariums

  • Greater impact resistance: Acrylic is stronger than glass, making acrylic aquariums more impact-resistant and less prone to breakage or shattering.
  • Lightweight: Acrylic is lighter than glass, making it easier to handle, transport, and install.
  • Good Viewing: Acrylic offers excellent optical clarity, providing a clear and distortion-free view of the aquarium contents. It allows for a curve display of aquatic life.
  • No Green Tint: Unlike some types of glass that may have a green tint, acrylic is colorless.
  • Customization: Acrylic can be easily molded and shaped into various forms, allowing for custom designs.
  • Durability: Acrylic is durable and scratch-resistant, maintaining its clarity and appearance over time.
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Custom Plexiglass Glass Application

  • Large acrylic aquarium Tanks, deep-sea submersibles due to its clarity, strength, and impact resistance
  • Used in cars, headlight lenses, taillight covers, and interior components.
  • Airplane windows, screens, and building glazing
  • Noise protection, and for many other applications
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How thick should acrylic be for an aquarium?

Excelite acrylic aquarium sheet thickness are available from 30mm to 650mm.

When determining the suitable thickness of acrylic for an aquarium, it is crucial to consider not only the water pressure but also factors such as the tank dimensions, the height of the water column, and any additional weight from decorations, equipment, and livestock. Seeking advice from a professional aquarium builder or manufacturer can offer tailored recommendations based on your tank’s specific needs.

Which is clearer, glass or acrylic cube aquarium?

When comparing clarity, glass is slightly clearer than acrylic in terms of light transmission data. However, it is important to note that glass may have a slight green tint at the edges.
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What kind of acrylic do you use for aquariums or turtle tank?

Cell-cast acrylic is indeed the most common type of acrylic used for aquariums tanks due to its superior quality and durability. The process of manufacturing cell-cast acrylic involves pouring liquid acrylic between two sheets of glass, which are then pressed together and cured to create a solid sheet with exceptional clarity and strength.

What is the best plastic for aquariums kit?

Acrylic is considered the best plastic for aquariums due to its superior qualities compared to other plastics. Acrylic, also called Plexiglass, PMMA resists high water pressure and high impact resistant.

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The difference between Acrylic Aquarium vs. Glass Aquarium

  • Durability: Acrylic is lightweight and highly impact-resistant, making it less likely to break than glass.
  • Thermoforming: Acrylic can be molded and formed into various shapes, allowing for custom designs and non-traditional tank shapes. It can curve aquarium tank, providing a clearer view of fishes. But traditional glass aquarium is hardly shaped.
  • Optical Clarity: Acrylic material has a similar index of refraction to water, resulting in minimal distortion, providing excellent visibility of the fish in the acrylic tank.
  • Large Tanks and Non-Rectangular Shapes: For large tanks of 300 gallons or more, or for tanks with non-rectangular shapes, acrylic is a preferred choice due to its strength and flexibility in design.

While acrylic material has many advantages, it is more easily to scratching compared to glass. However, it can be repaired by buffing surface.

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Benefits Of Acrylic Aquarium

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