Asked by: Lakhvir Ziegenauspets fish and aquariums
Are fish tanks made of tempered glass?
Last Updated: 19th April, 2020
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Also, can I use tempered glass for an aquarium?
There is absolutely no reason to temper glass for an aquarium. Period. That can be considered and I can go with non tempered glass.
Likewise, can you drill holes in tempered glass? You can't. The tempered glass will completely shatter if this is even attempted. If you absolutely must have tempered glass with a hole in it, the hole or any other shaping must be done before the tempering process. You cannot cut or drill heat tempered glass.
Similarly, it is asked, what type of glass are aquariums made of?
It is brittle, so it needs to be very thick to stop it from shattering and at such thicknesses, the high refractive index of glass distorts the view of the fish in the tank. Instead, polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) is used. This is also known simply as acrylic or by its various trade names, such as Plexiglass and Lucite.
Which glass is best for aquarium?
The difference between glass and acrylic aquariums