Is an Aquarium Made of Fiberglass The Right Choice For You?

Today there are more choices than ever before when it comes to the material needed to make an aquarium. Fiberglass is just one type of material for tanks offering several clear advantages that should be considered when choosing which material will be best for your needs. Fiberglass is a unique and innovative type of material used in a wide range of products today. This includes everything from boat parts to surfboards and a wide range of automobile and aviation related parts and components used in the manufacturing process.

Most notably, all material using balsa wood as a core creates a more resilient type of fiberglass material. However, while this is an excellent option for parts and components that are not exposed to water, it may not be the best choice for an aquarium or fish tank. This is due to the fact that this type of fiberglass material does not have the strength and stability to properly contain the contents of an aquarium or fish tank. Another disadvantage to balsa wood core fiberglass material is that eventually the wood can swell and become rotted. This can ultimately cause a fish tank or aquarium to completely fail.

Significantly Stronger and More Durable

Fiberglass is a much better choice when it comes to designing and building an aquarium or fish tank. Clear advantages of using this type of material include the fact that it can be easily repaired anytime there is a leak. Fiberglass composite is also important material for the construction of a fish tank because it does not degrade or become damaged as a result of coming into contact with moisture or water. This type of material is significantly stronger and more durable than balsa wood core fiberglass material. Perhaps most notable of all is the fact that fiberglass composites are rigid while at the same time being lightweight and sturdy.

The use of high quality type fiberglass composite material ensures the best in the long-term for retaining water. Even more impressive is that in some cases something known as high tensile strength, carbon fiber material can also be incorporated into this type of construction to increase support and rigidity. This is particularly important when custom-crafting large or oversized aquariums or fish tank projects. Anyone considering a large customized and uniquely personalized fiberglass aquarium should consider the benefits of using modern and technologically advanced carbon fiber material.\

Acrylic Viewing Type Window

There are several clear advantages to incorporating fiberglass into a custom aquarium project. For example, unique windows made of acrylic offer superior viewing opportunities. An acrylic viewing window can add a unique touch to virtually any type of aquarium. Best of all, these windows can be custom crafted using a unique acrylic bonding technology to produce a perfectly seamless integration into the overall project.

Finally, there are several surface related finishes that can be chosen when custom crafting a fiberglass aquarium. Virtually any color or design can be incorporated into an aquarium project when it comes to final surface related finishing. Whether it is texture or color, the possibilities are virtually endless when custom crafting a unique fish tank or aquarium by using fiberglass.

Oversized Projects

As an added note, many large heavy-duty aquarium projects require on-site construction. Oversized projects simply cannot be moved or shipped to a final destination, as is the case with smaller aquariums or fish tanks. The construction and assembly of a large aquarium project requires on-site installation, even though many of the parts and components will typically be manufactured at the factory.

Contact our team of professionals today to learn more about all the unique benefits of fiberglass-constructed aquariums.