When glass aquarium break, it can be very dangerous, both for the animals inside the tank and the people nearby, not to mention the potential damage to property. This is why we were very intrigued to see an interesting concept aquarium from AquaEL at InterZoo this year which could appeal to some aquarists.
Although it is rare for tanks to break, people will be people and occasionally make mistakes around aquariums which can have grave consequences. But the double-pane design of this ‘Safe Aquarium’ from AquaEL can weather a break to one pane of glass while still holding water.
In this demonstration you can see that only the outer pane of glass of the aquarium is broken, and it’s like really broken, but the aquarium is still structurally sound. This might not appeal to everyday aquarists but for commercial installations in offices, restaurants etc. the Safe Aquarium from AquaEL could be a worthwhile extra insurance policy for preventing the freak accidents that would be very bad very fast in a traditional single pane aquarium.