This model can be configured as both saltwater or freshwater with filtration options explained below. Our client care specialists will help select the best solution for your needs.


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Tenecor Aquariums

Tenecor® Acrylic Aquarium | 48 Inch | 53 to 150 Gallons

Regular price
$410.00 USD
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$410.00 USD
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Tenecor® has been the premium acrylic aquarium brand for over 45 years.

Tenecor® has been setting the quality standard for over 45 years and has built more acrylic aquariums than anyone. Each tank is carefully crafted using only cell cast acrylic and other top grade materials. Precision CNC machining and proprietary bonding technologies mean industry leading fits and finishes.

Tenecor® acrylic aquariums are custom manufactured to your exacting requirements.

Every aquarium is specially designed and crafted to client specifications. The resulting product is a world class aquarium few others can match with seam quality far beyond the competition. Our aquariums are made with heavier acrylic than the industry standard. This costs more but the added quality ensures your aquarium investment for many years to come.

  • The Basic Freshwater Aquarium

    Tenecor® Freshwater Aquariums are Show Aquariums without built in overflows.

    They are designed for hang on the back (HOB), canister, undergravel, or sponge filters.

    Of course, if you don’t want to hang a filter on the back of your tank, simply choose one of the Show Aquariums with overflows.

    Freshwater Only

    This option is suitable as a freshwater aquarium only. The tank will have heater hole(s) and filter slot(s).

    What's included

    -100% cell cast acrylic construction

    -Choice of clear or color back at no charge

    -Custom CNC machined lids

    -Tenecor® Lifetime Warranty

    What else you may need

    Freshwater aquariums will need filtration and our client care specialists will explain all your options.

  • Aquariums With Overflows

    If you do not want to hang anything on the back of your aquarium, consider an aquarium with built in overflows. Built in overflows direct the water to an external filter located in the cabinet below the aquarium.

    Suitable as Freshwater or Saltwater

    Overflow aquariums are excellent for both freshwater and saltwater.

    What's included

    -100% cell cast acrylic construction

    -Seamless built-in overflow(s)

    -Custom CNC machined lids

    -Factory plumbed drain(s) & internal return(s)

    -Tenecor® Lifetime Warranty

    What else you may need

    Overflow aquariums will require an external filter such as one of our AquaBoss™ sumps or wet/dry units.

    Depending on your filtration choice, you may also need a return pump.

  • Tenecor® Advantage™ All In One (AIO) Aquariums

    If you prefer ease of set up, reliability and easy maintenance, then our Advantage™ All in One (AIO) aquariums are your best choice. The filtration is inside the aquarium which means no drilling or external plumbing,

    High Performance Filtration

    Unlike other companies, Tenecor Advantage™ aquariums are full wet/dry filters, like the kind found in leading public aquariums. Advantage™ aquariums are excellent for both freshwater and saltwater.

    The best value for over 40 years

    Tenecor® Advantage™ AIO ship "Ready to Run" with everything you need. They are a great value and the easiest way to start your aquarium hobby.

  • Cell Cast Acrylic Explained

    You have probably heard about "100% Cell Cast Acrylic" and how this is the only kind of acrylic companies use. It is true that cell cast is the preferred option. But most other companies don't even know what it means. And even fewer people have actually seen an example of the "cell".

    How it is made

    Acrylic is made two main ways - "cell cast" and "extruded".

    Cell cast involves creating a single "cell" into which the acrylic polymer is poured or injected into. The cells usually consist of very heavy glass plates set apart as wide as the finished acrylic sheet.

    The entire perimeter is sealed with a flexible membrane. Once the acrylic polymer cures, the glass plates are removed and a sheet of solid acrylic remains. The flexible membrane is then trimmed off, much like the crust of a slice of bread. It is time consuming and expensive but yields the best quality sheets.

    Tenecor® Solvent Welds are Forever

    Unlike glass tanks that are held together with silicone, Tenecor® aquarium seams are chemically welded together. Done correctly, the bonds are impossible to break apart and will last a lifetime.

  • Acrylic thickness & tank design

    One of the most important considerations in purchasing an acrylic aquarium is the thickness of the acrylic. The cost of acrylic goes up very quickly with thicker sheets and it is tempting for companies to shave costs by using thinner sheets.

    Height Matters

    A common question we are asked is how can two aquariums with the same capacity have such different prices. The reason is the thickness. The taller you go, the greater the water pressure. The greater the pressure, the thicker (and more expensive) the acrylic.

    Tenecor® Aquariums are Made with Thicker Acrylic

    Tenecor® aquariums are built with thicker highest quality brand name acrylic. We will not use thinner, less expensive imported sheets. Please keep this mind when comparing our products.

    The Eurobrace

    The Eurobrace refers to the front to back solid portion or portions of the aquarium top. A properly designed top with the right sized Eurobrace plays an important role in keeping the front and back panels from bowing.

    The Aquarium Bottom

    The aquarium bottom is also an important consideration. Many glass aquariums are placed on perimeter support stands.

    Larger glass tanks often have double thickness bottoms because of the real risk of breaking them with a dropped rock or piece of coral. This is another reason why primitive glass tanks are extremely heavy.

  • Other things you need to know

    Solid Top Stands

    Solid top stands provide substantial structural integrity to an acrylic aquarium. Just like the Eurobrace, solid surface stands will keep the walls from bowing.

    And unlike glass tanks, the likelihood of breaking the bottom is extremely low.

    It's not One thing. It's Everything

    If you have read this far, you probably realize that a properly designed acrylic tank has many criteria. All of them are important and all of them must be correct. Tenecor® has decades of experience in the proper design and manufacture of acrylic aquariums,

    Some Final Notes

    -Images are for illustrative purposes and should not be considered to scale.

    -Model numbers are not gallons.

    -Tenecor aquariums are built to order.

    -Unless otherwise specified, dimensions are in inches (Length x Width x Height).

    -Prices and specifications are subject to change without notice.

    -Images may have copyright watermarks. They ARE NOT part of the tank.