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Old 01/24/2007, 11:40 AM
clayspst clayspst is offline
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Glass or acrylic

I have a glass 110. i am wondering what is better glass or acrylic and why.
Old 01/24/2007, 11:59 AM
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They both have possitive/neg.
But mainly the good about glass is they don't scratch easy like acrylic.
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Old 01/24/2007, 12:59 PM
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I like glass, might way more, less expensive but doesn't scratch easy.

Acrylic is light weight, more expensive, and scratches easy.
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Old 01/24/2007, 01:06 PM
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Acrylic scratches easily, but you can buff out all but the most deep ones even without removing the water.

Glass scratches and it's there for life.


Acrylic comes in amazing shapes and colors.

Glass comes in clear boxes.


Acrylic is realitively light.

Glass is heavy.


Both will crack if too much stress is applied but glass can be fixed back to good as new. Acrylic is much more difficult and it usually doesn't look as good as before.


Scraping algae is easier off glass with many more options.


Sometime people feel like they have vertigo when they look through acrylic tanks. Starfire are considered to be one the best glass tanks.


In larger tanks, 400 gallons and above, Acrylic is really the only option.


Acrylic tanks are usually less expensive than glass to purchase and ship.


I think that covers most of the big factors. Good luck on picking out what is best for you.

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Old 01/24/2007, 04:04 PM
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Originally posted by starmanres

Acrylic tanks are usually less expensive than glass to purchase and ship.

one little thing.. it all depends on the size of the tank.

from my experience, anything upto about 150 gallons, its cheaper to go glass. Well made acrylic tanks arent cheap, especially when theyre small.

for example, go look up the price of a glass 55g, and an acrylic 55g. youd be amazed at the price difference.
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Old 01/24/2007, 07:09 PM
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Well thanks for all the input but i like my glass i just wanted to see the pros/cons
Old 01/24/2007, 07:25 PM
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I have heard that temperature is more stable with acrylic.
Old 01/24/2007, 09:39 PM
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