All of the aquariums at ATM are built with the knowledge and expertise to insure that the precise thickness of acrylic is used in order to prevent bowing. Bowing is a term used to describe an aquarium that protrudes at its widest point due to pressure pushing out the panel .This causes crazing .Crazing is when you see what looks like little scratches in the acrylic and at the seams of your aquarium. Actually these are micro-fractures that can eventually lead to the breakdown of the seams where the panels are chemically bonded together. This comes from not using the proper thickness of acrylic and in some cases is also caused by cleaning the surface with the wrong chemicals. In the long run this could possibly lead to the seams leaking or eventually causing the aquarium to burst.
Rectangles are the most common aquariums in the industry and usually the lowest priced. At ATM we are known primarily for our custom shaped aquariums. However we also build all the “Standard” sized aquariums too. This is done in an effort to keep the cost to you the end user as low as possible.
View our selection of standard sized aquariums in our store.