How to choose an aquarium

If you thought to recreate a piece of the underwater world in the apartment, the literate arrangement begin with the selection of a suitable aquarium, so it fits into the interior, and the inhabitants lived freely.

How to choose an aquarium

Aquarium types

All the variety of aquariums are divided into two large groups. Each of which includes several kinds.


Aquarium type









Spawning tanks




Aquarium selection criteria


There are several variations of shape – round, rectangular, angular. The choice depends entirely on where the aquarium will stand and what shape will be appropriate to the interior.


Examine carefully before buying. Make sure there are no cracks, chips and scratches. Silicone, with which the seams smeared, should be evenly applied without voids and unnecessary clots. The best aquarium – sealed, made in accordance with technology.


Watch the relation between the aquarium and the cabinet. The surface of the cabinet can be larger than the aquarium, on it installed. The aquarium must not protrude a centimeter beyond the frame. Otherwise the aquarium will be tilted and will deteriorate over time.

Choosing the glass

Aquariums are made of two kinds of glass: acrylic and silicate. Give preference to models with acrylic glass. It has a lot of advantages:

  1. retains heat better;
  2. It is easy to attach additional accessories to it;
  3. Break it hard;
  4. Injury-proof.

wall thickness

aquarium in the interior

The bigger the aquarium, the thicker the walls must be.

The volume

wall thickness

5-30 l

4 mm

30-80 l

5 mm

80-150 l

6 mm

150-220 l

8 mm

220-300 l

1 cm

Look for an aquarium where the ends of the glass are carefully sanded. With the help of grinding get rid of microcracks that are detrimental to aquariums. If you want a model that is longer than 50 cm, look for models with reinforcing ribs. They are a must, otherwise the aquarium will not last long.

Choose the right aquarium will last a long time. The fish will feel comfortable in it, and you will enjoy admiring the inhabitants of the underwater world.

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