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AquaVim Glass

(above: low-iron glass (available custom), standard generic aquarium glass, AquaVim® Glass)

Thicker and clearer than the standard glass used in mass-produced tanks, while harder and more scratch-resistant than low-iron glass.

 

Weight factor: acrylic vs. glass

tank size

acrylic tank weight empty (lbs) / laborers needed

glass tank weight empty (lbs) / laborers needed

acrylic tank weight full (lbs)

glass tank weight full (lbs)

weight difference between glass and acrylic tanks when full (%)

5542 / 278 / 25896256.1%
9388 / 2170 / 299310758.3%
118120 / 2215 / 2130514007.3%
170160 / 2295 / 3184519807.3%
230200 / 2370 / 4233025308.6%
265250 / 3460 / 5269029507.8%
500600 / 51050 / 8490053509.2%

 

 

 

Compare other factors:

sighted seams from viewingscratch concern transparency and “aging”forming stylesmaterial costmanufacturing difficulty water holding strengthdistortion
acrylic seams are nearly clear but affect viewhigh, easily scratched from routine algae-cleaninghigh when new but can decrease over time. Strong lighting and detergents also contribute to yellowing/foggingmore freedom of design because of the elastic nature of acrylichighlowest of the threestrong because its seams are molecular bondsminimal, but poorly manufactured acrylic may lose its shape and/or clarity
conventional glasshighly visible silicone seamlow, less likely less clear than new acrylic but clear enough for viewing pleasure

glass stays clear for life

confined to flat panels x silicone seamslowdifficult, without requiring sophisticated equipment8 seams depend on careful, highly skilled glue workminimal
Aqua Vim® glassunobstructed, seamless viewsLow, less likely stays clear life-long. Standard AV Glass is clearer by definition than generic products; our low-iron glass stays extremely clear lifelong.plethora of shapes can be formed thru years of experience in glass bending technology, specifically for high-end aquariumsvery highrequires large-scale glass equipment and extensive know-howstrong, with the use of thicker glass and fewer, 3 seams compared to the 8 of othersminimal – Smaller models with sharp bends may produce a slight distortion but is largely preferred over a silicone seam, and does not detract from the view.

Master Carpenters

Handcraft and contour your aquarium support and showcase with real wood, never MDF, to combine earth and water to bring a stylish splash of nature into your life.

Waterproof Wood Stain Selection

(Gilded Oak, Walnut, Piano White, Abyss Black, Premium Cherry, Rose Cherry, and Unstained as standard available colors.)

We are able to accommodate a wide range of design and materials to personalize a custom order.

Learn more about our carpentry

OCEAN VIEW

32″ cabinet/stand, 10″ top-open canopy w. feeder port

MOON VIEW

36″ cabinet/stand + 15″ front-open canopy w. hooks and cooling vents

Ocean View

10" top hatch canopy, with feeder tube extending into water surface, keeping food collected; 32" cabinet stand with vented back

Moon View

15" front/side open canopy with hooks for lighting; feeder tube holder, cabinet stands aquarium 36" from the floor

Limited Lifetime Warranty

We stand behind our product and our attentive service team is here to help.

(100″ long seamless bowfront, 600g cylinder, 515g corner glass aquariums ready for trucking)

We use thorough packaging for aquarium and wood furniture shipping, nationwide and across international borders. We double-check each pallet before shipping. To protect merchandise from damage, we use a plywood styrofoam bed, bubble wrap, cardboard, styrofoam, wood crate, shrink wrap, tightened padded banding clipped, wherever needed and we have an effective system to prevent shipping damage loss claims.

ESSENTIAL PERIPHERALS

Sumps, Pumps, Lights, ATO, Reactors, etc.