Benefits of Using Acrylic for Aquarium Fish Tanks

Benefits of Using Acrylic for Aquarium Fish Tanks

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    Acrylic aquariums offer numerous advantages over traditional glass fish tanks, making them a popular choice to build aquariums and fish tanks.
    Acrylic, also names Plexiglas, PMMA is a superior clarity, durability, lightweight, customization options, resistance to chemicals and scratches, UV protection, and low maintenance requirements. These advantages make acrylic aquariums a practical and attractive choice to create a beautiful and functional aquatic environment.
    Here is an overview of the benefits of using cell cast acrylic sheets in aquarium fish tank construction.

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    Clarity and Transparency

    Acrylic has a light transmittance of approximately 92%, which means it allows 92% of light to pass through without distortion. This high level of clarity provides a crystal-clear view of the interior of the saltwater aquarium or freshwater aquarium.
    Glass is also transparent and allows light to pass through, but it may have minor imperfections or a slight green tint in thicker panels that can affect the overall clarity and transparency of the aquarium. Glass may introduce some distortion or coloration to the view compared to acrylic.

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    Durability and Impact Resistance

    Acrylic is known for its high impact resistance properties, making it a shatterproof and more durable to glass used in aquarium tanks.
    Acrylic is approximately 17 times more impact-resistant than glass. Acrylic isn’t shatter into sharp and broke dangerous pieces like glass, thus reducing the risk of injury, especially in environments with children or sea fish pets.

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    Lightweight and Easy to Handle

    The lightweight of acrylic makes it easier to move and transport compared to glass tanks. Acrylic is significantly lighter than glass, allowing for easier handling and maneuverability during tank setup, maintenance, or relocation. The reduced weight also means less stress on the supporting structures, frames, and furniture that hold the aquarium, contributing to overall stability and safety.
    Despite being lighter, acrylic retains its strength, providing abrasion resistance protection against impacts.

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    Customization and Design Flexibility

    Acrylic can be easily molded into various shapes and sizes. This allows for more creative and custom designs in aquarium construction.
    We create 3D design drawings for you according to the specified dimensions. We also recommend suitable material thickness for you to assure safety and function.

    We also support processing works:

    Our CNC machines are capable of producing precise parts with various different shapes. We use multi-axis milling to create complex shapes and designs efficiently.

    Thermoforming is a highly advantage process for creating custom aquarium components. When applied to different types of aquariums tank, thermoformed acrylic aquariums enhance aesthetic appeal while ensuring longevity and safety.

    • Surface finishing- polishing, painting logos on your brand and so on.
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    Thermal Insulation

    Thermal insulation properties of acrylic help maintain a stable and consistent water temperature within the aquarium, reducing the need for additional heating or cooling measures.

    Chemical and Scratch Resistance

    Our cell cast acrylic sheets come with a special hard coating that protects against abrasions and everyday wear and tear. This coating helps maintain the aquarium and remains clear and visually appealing over time. Additionally, some tiny scratches that do occur can typically be polished out, restoring the surface to its original smoothness.
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    UV Protection

    UV protection is essential for cell cast acrylic aquariums exposed to sunlight. Cell cast acrylic sheets are inherently UV resistant, providing built-in protection against the damaging effects of ultraviolet rays.

    Low Maintenance Requirements

    Over time, glass can develop micro-fractures, etch marks, and other forms of wear. Acrylic, on the other hand, maintains its clarity and structural integrity longer when properly cared for.
    To clear and maintain acrylic aquariums, follow these steps:

    • Cleaning Supplies
    1. Use a soft microfiber cloth, acrylic-safe cleaning solutions, and warm water for cleaning.
    2. Avoid abrasive materials, harsh chemicals, or rough sponges that can scratch the acrylic surface.
    • Regular Cleaning Routine
    1. Gently wipe down the interior and exterior surfaces of the acrylic tank with a damp cloth to remove dust, debris, and water spots.
    2. Use a non-abrasive acrylic cleaner or a mixture of mild soap and water to clean stubborn stains or algae buildup.
    • Periodically polish the acrylic surface with polishing machine to restore shine and remove minor scratches.

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