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Acrylic Aquariums vs. Glass
Veterinary & Aquatic Services Department, Drs. Foster & Smith
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Q. What are the advantages to an acrylic aquarium?
 
A. Acrylic aquariums have a number of advantages over glass:
  • Special seams make them less likely to leak.

  • They are stronger and more flexible than glass making them more likely to withstand earthquakes and children.

  • Scratches can be removed or lightened.

  • They can be designed into multiple shapes and have rounded corners.

  • They are more insulated, requiring less energy to maintain temperatures.

  • They are lighter making them easier to transport and set up.

  • They are clearer than glass.

  • Many have a lifetime guarantee.

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