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Old 06-09-2010, 01:45 PM   #1
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Heat damage to acrylic

In July, at the height of the summer heat, I will be transporting a large acrylic aquarium in a closed truck across Utah and Nevada. Of course the truck interior will get quite hot. Will heat distort or damage acrylic? Is there some precaution I can take to protect the aquarium? Also, what about scratching? I have been thinking about wrapping it in a thick thermal blanket. Anyone out there have experience in transporting large acrylic aquariums for long distances? Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Old 06-09-2010, 06:00 PM   #2
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Well they do get transported to the lfs by truck so I woiuld imagine you wouldn't have a problem. You absolutley want to wrap it to prevent scratches.

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I would also wrap in in something soft, as a course blanket might scratch it.
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you could if you want throw some bags of ice in the tank too itd keep it cool
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The forming temp. of acrylic is 350 degrees. I doubt that the tank will get that hot, unless you park in the sun for a while. Make sure the tank is not on the bottom of a pile of stuff and is supported well anyways.
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