Can you offer more details on the bowl explosion? (!) Thanks.I had a lovely 10 gallon bowl it was an Aquael Bowl 45 Aquarium with stand - 45 l/10 gallon.
I managed to provide lighting and heating easily.
I used it to raise fry for several years.
I used it as a planted aquarium.
The bowl exploded when it was 7 years old.
The glass was measured and was 1.25mm.
The glass in my other aquarium is 8mm.
When choosing my bowl I rejected the first two I was offered as they were less than perfect.
Draw your own conclusions or ask questions.