Glass and acrylic are two types of aquarium tanks available as of today and acrylic is preferred over a number of reasons. A major advantage of acrylic aquarium tank is that they can be modified and accessorized in an easier manner. Fish get stressed when there is too much traffic as well as activity in the room and direct sunlight will promote algae. Smart placement in the beginning will make algae control much more easily. It is good to consider a room with a tile floor instead of carpet and a location close to water resource will make life easier for aquatic animals.
Taking into account tank construction material, fish species, room activity level, sunlight exposure, proximity to water sources and damage control includes the list of smart strategies for selection of aquarium tank. Many aquarium novices misunderstand that a large tank will require more maintenance than a small tank. The fact is that small tanks require more maintenance because they have a small water capacity. The price tag of a larger tank will be much more than that of a small size aquarium tank. Modern fish tanks come in a wide variety of shapes including traditional, rectangular and hexagonal.