- You go to the pet shop contemplating the purchase of an aquarium. You could picture in your mind how great it would look in that unused corner of the living room. You measured the "hole" in the décor and knew exactly what you wanted, but when standing there waiting for the sales person to come over you suddenly thought, "Hey, I could make that! It's just six pieces of glass glued together. Piece of cake." You realized that, if they can do it, you could too. Beware! Let the professionals do it for you! There are so many stories about problems of home built tanks.
- Quality Assurance: Every All-Glass aquarium is checked and rechecked through each stage on the assembly line. Our quality assurance tells you that you can count on our All-Glass aquariums.
- Guarantees: Hambani Aquatica carries a 1 year limited warranty on our all-glass aquariums as long as our company installs the tank under our strict instruction and quality supervision.
- Solid Bottom Construction: For better support and higher water capacity, All-Glass aquariums have internal double glass panels that fit completely inside the front, back and end glass.
- Braced Large Aquariums: Large aquariums have centre, length and side braces to virtually eliminate the bowed glass effect due to high water pressures. This makes your aquarium safer, more reliable and durable.
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- Glass does not scratch easily, but when it does, it is unfortunately not easy to polish out.
- Glass is far less costly than acrylic.
- Cleaning and maintenance equipment is much easier to purchase due to availability in South Africa.
- Ensure a proper fit with Hambani Aquatica’s professional service.
- Do not put a solid glass cover on top of an aquarium, as this restricts the oxygen-carbon dioxide gas exchange efficiency, resulting in poor or inadequate aeration of the aquarium.
- A couple downsides to having a glass aquarium is the potential for springing a leak and glass breakage to occur. You can figure out for yourself how breaks happen. For leaks, most are usually caused by a flaw or failure in the sealant, either generated during construction of the tank, or over time becomes weak and begins peeling away from the glass. This can lead to leaks of a small annoying pin hole size, up to and including a major seam blowout, like ones that result in an empty tank, a soaked carpet, and water leaking through the floor down into the basement.
- Most often pinhole sized leaks can be fixed from the outside, without having to totally drain or tear the whole tank apart, but for major leaks or glass breakage, this requires some reconstruction of the tank. The good news? Repairing a leak is actually not a difficult task, whether it is a major or a minor one. When we began building glass aquariums for our aquarium business, we were treated to our fair share of leaks. However, learning from our mistakes lead to great success in building, as well as repairing our aquariums over the years.
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Common Mistakes To Avoid:
- Don't use the wrong kind of silicone sealant; use only a non-toxic 100% silicone sealant appropriate for aquarium use.
- Not cleaning and preparing the glass surface properly or adequately enough.
- Not pinpointing the exact location of where a small leak is coming from. Water will always be present at the bottom of the tank (gravity rules), but the source may be somewhere else up higher or sideways along the joint or seam.
- Not repairing a large enough area up, down, or around where the actual leak generates.
- Not using enough silicone sealant.
- Not allowing the silicone to dry long enough.
- Not aligning or placing the glass pane edges flat and evenly together.
- Settling and drying time is totally dependent on the silicone that you use.
- A safe period is 3 – 4 days at least prior to adding water.
After the tank construction, we fill the tank with fresh water and allow it to sit for at least 1 to 24 hours. This gives you a good test period, and you will feel much more confident of success when you finally fill the tank for installation.