Acrylic Fish Tanks: What You Should Ask Before Purchasing One
By Michael Singer
Are you interested in purchasing an acrylic fish tank? If so, you are defiantly not alone. Over the past few years, the popularity of acrylic fish tanks has, literally, skyrocketed in popularity. One of the many reasons for that popularity is strength. Acrylic aquariums are known as being stronger than traditional glass fish tanks. In addition to being stronger, acrylic fish tanks are clearer and lighter. These reasons are just a few of the many reasons why acrylic fish tanks come highly rated and recommended by fish keepers.
As previously mentioned, acrylic fish tanks have increased in popularity. Despite being light, strong, and clear, not all acrylic fish tanks are created equal. That is why it is important that you know exactly what you are about to purchase. Unfortunately, with acrylic fish tanks, knowing what you are about to purchase may require a little bit of research. However, there is an easier option. If you are doing business with a well informed and well established fish tank supplier or manufacturer, the individual or company who you are interested in doing business with should be able to answer all of your questions. Those questions, a few of which are outlined below, are important when choosing the perfect acrylic fish tank for your home or office.
Perhaps, one of the most important questions to ask, if and when you are interested in purchasing an acrylic fish tank, is the type of acrylic that is used. While it is important to note that most well-known, established, and reputable fish tank manufacturers will make their acrylic aquariums with top of the line acrylic materials, there are others who do not. If you are interested in doing business with a relatively unheard of fish tank manufacturer, it may be best to inquire about the type of acrylic used. Although many individuals believe that acrylic is acrylic, you don’t want to find out the truth after you have already made your purchase. It has been noted that cast cell acrylic is the best type of acrylic to use on fish tanks.
If you are planning on purchasing an acrylic acquarium from a fish tank dealer, it is important that you inquire about the fish tank manufacturer used the by dealer. If you are interested in purchasing a fairly large sized acrylic fish tank or a custom built fish tank, you will find that you are making a fairly large purchase. In fact, that large purchase can even be considered an investment. When making an investment, it is important that you know exactly what you are purchasing and who it was made by. Familiarizing yourself with this important piece of information may not only make choosing an acrylic fish tank easier, but it will also help to prevent you from wasting your money on a poor quality product.
It is also important that you ask about a warranty and if one exists. As stated above, acrylic fish tanks come so highly rated and recommended because they are stronger than all other types of aquariums. That is why, if you are interested in purchasing an acrylic aquarium, that aquarium should come with a warranty. In fact, that warranty should even be a lifetime warranty. In addition, you should ask about the manufacturer’s reputation for customer service and how long they have been in business. A quality, well produced acrylic fish tank should last a lifetime and that is why you should be presented with a lifetime warranty from a long established manufacturer. If not, you are advised against making the purchase. Remember, there are only a few acrylic fish tank manufacturers that offer lifetime warranties on their products and have a long-term quality reputation.
The above mentioned acrylic aquarium questions are just a few of the many that you should be prepared to ask. In fact, before contacting an acrylic fish tank manufacturer or supplier for more information, you may want to think about developing a list of questions to ask. Brainstorming ahead of the time is the best way to ensure that you are fully prepared to purchase the acrylic acquarium of your dreams.