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All about the care of an acrylic aquarium kit

The practice of keeping aquariums came in the 1800s. They were quite crude. In general, these ancient aquariums only had one side was of glass, with the other three sides are made of metal or wood. Most aquariums are made up of native fish were in the region of its owner, simply because of availability. Also most of the fish tanks contained only school age freshwater fish. The reason is that salt water would corrode the metal structure holding the tank together.

Aquariums drastically changed in the 1960s with the invention silicone adhesive. Metal frames became obsolete and more people began to keep saltwater fish and invertebrates. More recently glass tanks become used less frequently because of the flexibility of acrylic. Literally flexibility! Acrylic aquariums are far more lenient than exists for glass counterparts. If a heavy object strikes a glass tank, which is almost certain to break. The flexibility of an acrylic tank to prevent this disaster from happening. It also provides flexibility in the design of acrylic rather than glass. Acrylic aquariums have been made in everything from coffee tables to gum ball machines.

This this is a short fall to own an acrylic aquarium. They do scratch more easily than glass. When cleaning your aquarium, be careful not to use paper towels, and harsh chemicals or abrasives that can scratch the surface of acrylic aquarium. Always use a cleaner specifically labeled safe for acrylic. debuggers Use plastic or rubber instead of metal to clean the sides of an acrylic tank. Be careful not to accidentally take a piece of substrate or gravel while cleaning inside the tank. However, if you happen to scratch an acrylic aquarium, all is not lost. The tank can be repaired, unlike glass. There are repair kits acrylics available in specialty pet stores, your local hardware store and of course online.

When purchasing an acrylic aquarium kit, there will be many different options to choose from, in many price points. Aquarium kits can be purchased at places like aquatic pet specialty shops, from huge retail chains, or back online. A fish lover can choose from small cylinder shaped tanks that can function as a coffee table lamp to wall huge wall aquariums size. While there are some basic things to be included in most kits, such as a filter, the substrate or coral and sometimes lighting, kits can vary widely. It does not matter where you buy your starter kit, but keep in mind that it is very important to buy the fish to a trusted dealer. Do not buy fish that are hovering near the surface, or located in a tank with other dead fish. Fish diseases are highly contagious. Be weary of a fish dealer refuses to catch a specific fish out of the tank for you. After all this is going to be your fish and you have the right to choose.

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