This MiTank acrylic aquarium, from the Hugo range of acrylic fish tanks, with the most innovative expertise, is the perfect fish keeping equipment. Feeding and maintenance are made easy. The aquarium consists of a full set of accessories including LED lighting unit, filtration pump and the innovative holster and cartridge, which makes fish keeping a more simplified and enjoyable hobby.
Being acrylic the aquarium is approximately half the weight of glass. Safe, durable, impact resistant, made with high quality materials and no sharp edges!
The term “acrylic” is used for products that contain a substance derived from acrylic acid or a related compound. Most often, it is used to describe a clear, glass-like plastic known as poly(methyl) methacrylate (PMMA). PMMA, also called acrylic glass, has properties that make it a better choice for many products that might otherwise be made of glass. There are two basic types: extruded and cast.
Many different products are made from acrylic, including shower doors, bath enclosures, windows, skylights and acrylic fish tanks. It is many times stronger than glass, making it much more impact resistant and therefore safer.
Acrylic glass is also very clear, allowing 92% of visible light to pass through it. Very thick glass will have a green tint, while acrylic remains clear. It also weathers well, keeping its clarity over the years without turning yellow or breaking down when exposed to sunlight over a long period of time.
Another advantage of acrylic is that it is only half as heavy as glass. This makes this material easier to work with, and makes it a better choice for projects where weight is an issue. (from Wisegeek)