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Cast Acrylic Sheet for Aquariums - Total Plastics, Inc.
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Another inherent flaw of acrylic is its inability to stand up to UV light, and yellow over time. There are many plastic materials out there that claim to be "UV Resistant". That is exactly what it is, resistant, not UV proof. NO ACRYLIC IS UV PROOF. Over the long run there is no additive that can make plastic/acrylic stand up to UV light as long as glass. Eventually the elements will get to it. Think of an old faded billboard... likely that billboard was printed on UV resistant vinyl. It may have held off for 5 years instead of 6 months, but eventually it will fade and become brittle. When an acrylic aquarium starts to break down because of UV light either form the sun or from aquarium lights, it will turn yellow, become brittle, and can even crack and fail because of it. The more UV lights you have on your tank, or the closer it is to a window, the more accelerated this process will be.
* Acrylic is lightweight, about half of the weight of glass. This allows for easier movement and transportation of the aquarium.
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Building your own aquarium with acrylic lets you customize the tank to suit your personal design and space specifications, and gives you freedom to integrate features such as sumps, overflows and fish hatcheries. Using tinted acrylic for the back panel allows you to add a unique background that enhances your design. Use only cell cast acrylic to build a fish tank. It is easiest to work with and won't melt during cutting. And you might say that seeing that huge scratch on the tank at my LFS all those years ago made me swear off acrylic aquariums for good!
Photo provided by FlickrCompanies that do acrylic signages might also dabble in small acrylic aquariums for freshwater systems on the side.
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While Acrylic Tank Manufacturing is housed out of Las Vegas, NV, we will travel all over the world to create, set up and install the fish aquarium of your dreams. Never again settle for something that is good enough. Treat yourself, your business, your home to the best in fish tank design. With hundreds of designs and hundreds of happy customers served, the Acrylic Tank Manufacturing Company is ready, right now, to design your next dream in water.Fort Lauderdale will be the new home for Acrylic Tank Manufacturing Florida headquarters, and Brett and Wayde are ready to design the most breath taking aquariums displays ever seen. Their out of the box thinking is what has made them the most innovative aquarium fabricator in the industry, and the reason they are such a hit on their own reality show "Tanked". You want a doughnut shaped aquarium? We've done it! Ever see an aquarium that you could ride a skateboard on? We've done it! You want an aquarium made from a car? We got you covered! DO you want an aquarium that has tremendous wow factor? Then its a great thing that ATM is now in Florida.While Acrylic Tank Manufacturing is housed out of Las Vegas, NV, we will travel all over the world to create, set up and install the fish aquarium of your dreams. Never again settle for something that is good enough. Treat yourself, your business, your home to the best in fish tank design. With hundreds of designs and hundreds of happy customers served, the Acrylic Tank Manufacturing Company is ready to design your next dream in water.Midwest Custom Aquarium’s (hereinafter MCA) acrylic aquariums are warranted for a lifetime against leakage due to manufacturer defect. The aquarium needs to be placed on an appropriate stand for the warranty to be valid. Any wood cabinetry or steel frame built by MCA for the aquarium will be considered appropriate. This warranty extends to the original purchaser of the tank only, and is not transferable to subsequent owners.