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Acrylic Aquariums

- By The Aquarium Masters

Have you ever wondered where you can buy something unique, something no-one else has? Or seen a fish tank on a T.V programme and said to yourself - I want an aquarium just like that! Then look no further, Aquarium Masters combine creativity with expertise and produce truly unique projects whilst focusing on complete client satisfaction.

Each installation is custom made from the highest quality acrylic to your requirements.

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Obtaining a quote for your dream aquarium is simple, just Contact us with your requirements and we'll get back to you with a no obligation quote in no time! What are you waiting for?

Why Do We Use Acrylic For Our Aquariums?

We are often asked why we use acrylic instead of glass for our aquariums and fish tanks. Simply put, Acrylic is perfectly suited to make large scale aquariums, its properties and manufacturing methods allow for much greater flexibility of design, without the risks associated with Glass. Here are some benefits:

Acrylic Sheets To Order

Standard acrylic sheet size upto 8,000 mm x 3,000 mm,(longer sheets available but will need to be joined). Thickness upto 650 mm ! Contact Us for further details.

Is Acrylic Safe For Aquarium Use?

Acrylic is one of the most safest materials for constructing aquariums provided you are using the correct type and thickness for the size of your desired project. Not only is acrylic an essential choice for large scale custom built aquariums, but it’s also the lightest and generally cheaper choice when compared to using glass.

Still unconvinced? then ask yourself this: Why do 99% of public aquariums use acrylic for their exhibits?

Acrylic is perfectly suited for aquariums too large for glass. We specialise in equipping Zoos, Theme parks, Hotels, Businesses, Schools, Exhibitions and a multitude of private clients looking for a certain special something for their home. We pride ourselves on quality, and suitability. Aquarium Masters have more than 20 years of experience to ensure the perfection of your aquarium. You will not be disappointed.

What is better for building aquarium - Acrylic or glass?

Whilst to some degree, personal preference may prevail, the two main materials used in the manufacturing process of aquariums is “Glass” or “Acrylic”. Something we are asked often is - What is better for building aquariums? Both glass and acrylic are clear, they both hold small and large amounts of water and happily house fish safely. The pro’s and con’s of both materials come into question when it comes to design, shape and size of your project as well as the importance of manoeuvrability.

The cost of Glass vs Acrylic

The cost of both glass and acrylic changes over time, but generally, we’ve noticed that smaller aquariums are cheaper made from ‘glass’ - it’s just cheaper and more readily available. Supply and demand is simply higher, which results in lower prices. Acrylic on the other hand, can of course be used if desired. large custom aquariums are cheaper made from ‘acrylic’ - this is because the weight of acrylic in comparison to glass is far lighter - thus requiring less work-hours and shipping / manufacturing costs.

To summarise: Glass is better for smaller aquariums, acrylic is better and more economical when constructing larger custom built aquariums