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Old 01/24/2007, 12:06 PM   #4
starmanres
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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.

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Acrylic comes in amazing shapes and colors.

Glass comes in clear boxes.

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Acrylic is realitively light.

Glass is heavy.

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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.

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Scraping algae is easier off glass with many more options.

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

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

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

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

Robert


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