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Old 01/14/2007, 06:23 PM
pugmommie pugmommie is offline
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glass or acrylic tank

We now have a 30 gal saltwater reef tank and want to upgrade to a bigger tank, at least 75 gal. The 30 gal is glass and we have had no problems with it. Is a acrylic tank harder to keep? We've used razors on our glass tank and I know I won't be able to do this with the acrylic, so how do you remove the tuff stuff?
Old 01/14/2007, 07:46 PM
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There are pros and cons to each.

The biggest con for acrylic is the scratches so just that alone I stway away from acylic.. althou its a great material to use for sumps.
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Old 01/15/2007, 12:41 AM
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like stated.. pros and cons to each. You can look into that and decide for yourself..I personally use glass. You can clean acrylic with a plastic card. Credit Card, ID, Hotel Key that you used in high school..etc works really well.
Old 01/15/2007, 01:05 AM
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usually ppl use acrylic for tanks more than 180 gal. due to weight for a 75 gal. glass will work fine.
Old 01/15/2007, 08:45 AM
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As scratched up as my glass tanks are I couldn't imagine how they'd look if they were acrylic.

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Old 01/15/2007, 08:50 AM
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Glass all the way. Unless you are diligent in removing coralline, acrylic can be a pain in the you know what.
Old 01/15/2007, 09:28 AM
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Pros: Widely available.
Doesn't scratch as easy.

Cons: Heavier.
Not as clear as acrylic.

Pros: Very clear.
Much lighter than glass.

Cons: Very prone to scratches. (some can be buffed out)
More expensive than glass.
Some angles are distorted when viewing.

Just my opinion.
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Old 01/15/2007, 06:28 PM
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Thanks, for the info I'm gonna stick with the glass

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