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Acrylic Aquariums – How They Came to Be

  Acrylic aquariums are the latest and greatest today. It is interesting to note that the practice of keeping aquariums came about in the late 1800's. They were fairly crude unlike the modern versions of today. Usually these ancient aquariums only had one side that was made of glass, with the other three sides being made of metal or wood.   Let's dive right in.   The Evolution to Acrylic Aquariums   Most ancient aquariums consisted of fish that were native to the region of its owner. Simply because of availability. Also most old school fish tanks contained only fresh water fish.   The reason being that salt water would corrode the metal frame that held the aquarium together.  ...

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