Is 36 Gallon Bow Front Aquarium Likely To Explode?

  1. P

    Pandacrew New Member Member

    I am new to the fish keeping hobby and I must say I am loving it so far. I started with a 20 gallon tank and upgraded to a 36 gallon bow front aquarium. Everything is perfect so far but being the paranoid person I am I started thinking...what if my tank just randsomly shatter?
    Is this likely to happen or am I worrying too much?
  2. O

    Over It Well Known Member Member

    I sure hope not! That's what I have. I actually think my 36 Bowfront is stronger/safer than my 29 gal.
  3. Aquaphobia

    Aquaphobia Fishlore Legend Member

    Not likely to happen. If your tank is properly supported and the seals are good then it should be fine. I've lived with a lot of aquariums, mine and others', and I've only ever heard of one leaking and that was a vintage tank that I picked up at a second hand store for a friend. And it didn't even leak right away but after several moves!
  4. California L33

    California L33 Well Known Member Member

    I've heard of aquariums having panels shatter randomly, but it's quite rare. Acrylic is really tough stuff.