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post #1 of 13 Old 04-26-2007, 01:13 AM Thread Starter
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My Either/Or Question (any Acrylic owners?)

Acrylic Vs. Glass

Ok, I can get a 46 Gallon Acrylic or a 72 Gallon Class aquarium for the same price... Which would you go with?

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post #2 of 13 Old 04-26-2007, 01:52 AM
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Latter. The choice is still yours but you have to weigh the advantages and disadvantages between the tanks you are contemplating.

Reasons:
1. 72 gallons is just as cheap as the acrylic so you have free bigger area when compared to a 46 gallons. Your choice of fish is far bigger with a 72 gallons than a 46 gallons
2. Unless you are doing any plumbing, stick with glass.
3. Acrylic scratches easily.

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To answer the question of "any acrylic owners?"...

I had an acrylic tank. It got really scratched down the bottom near the gravel, and also elsewhere though I don't even know how.

Anyway, as I said, where the gravel was started to look really bad and eventually I got rid of it. It wasn't new when I got it, so I couldn't say how long they would last - it might be years and years, but I'd still go with the glass, especially since it's the same price and much bigger.
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post #4 of 13 Old 04-26-2007, 04:23 AM
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get the glass cos its bigger which gives u more fish options
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post #5 of 13 Old 04-26-2007, 06:09 AM
Re: My Either/Or Question (any Acrylic owners?)

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Acrylic Vs. Glass

Ok, I can get a 46 Gallon Acrylic or a 72 Gallon Class aquarium for the same price... Which would you go with?

Thanks... :P :P :P
Glass!!!

I speak from significant $'s experience.

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post #7 of 13 Old 04-26-2007, 05:34 PM
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I agree, glass is better... but I have acrylic. Lightweight, perfect size and shape for my tank location. I also thought safer for my kids to be around. No scratches to speak of really. If the situation permitted, I would go with glass though.

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post #8 of 13 Old 04-27-2007, 01:21 PM
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150 gallons or more acrylic, less get glass.
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post #9 of 13 Old 04-27-2007, 06:47 PM
Glass.
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post #10 of 13 Old 04-27-2007, 07:55 PM
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good question!

I am suprised at the responses. I am going to upgrade soon (to 70 gal or so) and was going to go acrylic. Now I don't know.

My main things leading me to acrylic were: lighter weight, view from corner, and the most important, no fear of a quick shatter and a flood of water and dying fish on the floor....

Other than scratching, is there any other concern? Scratches can be polished out and yellowing is not a factor on new aquariums I believe.

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