About Acrylic Aquariums
You have decided to move to a new home, and the bedroom suite and piano do not scare you, but the idea of moving your heavy glass aquarium fills you with dread. This is why a growing number of aquarists are switching to acrylic aquariums, which are much lighter and more flexible than their glass counterparts. They do not scratch as easily, and you will discover that your prized fish are more visible through the acrylic, which is not as reflective as glass. This also means that acrylic aquariums are healthier for their aquatic inhabitants, as more light is able to pass through the material. Select a large aquarium with a wood or plastic stand, or start with a smaller model that can sit on a table or countertop. There is also an extensive inventory of unusually-shaped aquariums available on eBay, from round, wall-mounted models to cylindrical upright options. A newer model is an excellent choice because UV (ultraviolet) protection has become more effective in modern acrylics. Additionally, invest in a high-quality acrylic cleaner to keep visibility high and to keep contaminants out of the tank.