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Hydrosight Services

List of Hydrosight Services.

Processing Acrylic

Our general acrylic processing services include:

Engineering and Design, especially in the fields of underwater engineering and transparent acrylic Structural analysis including FEA methods for components, with focus on water pressure

  • Individual Sourcing of Acrylic Blocks and Sheet (based on our standard window sizes)
  • Cutting Acrylic - both analogue and water jet
  • Polishing Acrylic
  • Acrylic Thermoforming
  • Joining Acrylic Components + Bonding PMMA Blocks
  • Logistics for exceptional transportation of oversized acrylic formats. All windows are shipped factory sealed and tested. We deliver world wide.
  • Inspection and Servicing

We also work with other materials, including other plastics, steel and rubbers.

Request our Acrylic Processing Services

Underwater Engineering

No aquarium, no tank in a marine land, however spacious it may be, can begin to duplicate the conditions of the sea. And no dolphin who inhabits one of those aquariums or one of those marine lands can be considered normal. Jacques I. Cousteau

Hydrosight with long experience in confined waters such as aquaria and pools always tries to bring underwater viewing to the natural underwater environment. This seems a more honest approach to show the audience the undersea.

Technology of today makes even the most eccentric underwater engineering and construction possible. No matter if you are planning an island-to-island underwater tunnel, an underwater observatory, subsea restaurant or even a submerged hotel, we believe it is a good alternative to large closed circuit aquaria for the public.

Most of our works are related to comfortably viewing underwater, so we were not too surprised to be asked to build a custom underwater casing for watching TV.

Sketch of an Underwater Window designed with 3D modeling Software Solidworks

Seacon I habitat with a spheric underwater windows. The protective cover includes a wiper, that can wipe algae off from the glazing. Made for serviceless operation in great depths.

Development and Research

Processing Stainless Steel

Aquarium Window Installation

This page is about the installation of aquarium windows. Hydrosight is a unique design/build firm recognized for reliable installation of stationary aquarium windows for concrete tanks. After years of experience we have an install base in many European countries and around the world.

An underwater window for aquaria consists mainly of an acrylic block, that has been prepared to be used for this purpose. It does not need a frame for this purpose. (For framed windows please go to our premanufactured underwater window page).
The window is sealed into a concrete rebate opening of the aquarium wall or floor.
All installation work is done by Hydrosight.
Sizes and shapes according to customers' request for the required format up to 3m x 6m possible.
Please note that we do not build the smaller all-acrylic aquarium tanks only in special cases.

Hydrosight Aquarium Installation Services in Detail

  1. Design of the Aquarium Windows according to safety rules
  2. Acrylic window processing
  3. Worldwide Shipping (based on our experience in Africa, Asia, America and Europe)
  4. Waterproofing and sealing
  5. Polishing Acrylic windows, maintenance works for scratches and damages of acrylic panels

Public Aquarium Construction

The production and installation of aquarium viewing panels is a very particular task performed by specialized companies such as Hydrosight. No matter if you are looking at building or extending a public aquarium, oceanarium or dolphinarium Hydrosight might be the right source for underwater glazing.

If you want a great viewing experience you need great viewing panels. As an experienced processor of acrylic we are able to supply you with the right material. Our high grade acrylic of the type Plexiglas GS comes in standard sizes but can be cut or bonded to virtually any size you need. Acrylic panels can also be thermoformed to your desired shape.

We deliver either the panels for DIY installation or we install and waterproof the windows for you. Due to the amount of water in these tanks they are usually fully integrated in the building. The window blocks are directly sealed into concrete openings. This differs from all-in-one aquaria, that are transportable (at least when emptied). Hydrosight does not build these sort of aquaria, only in specials shapes (such as cylinder aquaria) or for large customers.