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Starphire Glass vs. Regular Glass
Old 11-14-2008, 11:16 AM   #1
 
Question Starphire Glass vs. Regular Glass

As I mentioned in an earlier thread, I am thinking of going to a bigger aquarium, a 55 or 70 gallon. I keep reading about starphire glass and how it is so much clearer than regular glass. I definately don't want an acrylic tank because I have 4 kids and I know that it will end up scratched. Any thoughts on starphire or other types of low-iron glass?
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Old 11-14-2008, 01:52 PM   #2
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Personally, I would go with whichever is cheapest, but that's because I don't have much of a budget. I have glass tanks and can see through them fine, I have never even heard of starphire glass before!
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Old 11-17-2008, 07:49 AM   #3
 
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If I were you I'd try and find an aquarium near you that used starphire glass and have a look for yourself. That'd let you see if its really going to be worth paying extra for.
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Old 11-18-2008, 11:45 AM   #4
 
Thanks for the suggestion. I went to my lfs who had both regular glass tanks and starphire glass tanks. The owner suggested going with starphire only if I plan on photographing the tank. Since photography is another love of mine, I think I might try it. I am still waiting on price quotes, however. The cost of starphire may be more than I'm willing to pay. Apparently, low-iron glass is pretty common in saltwater tanks but less so in freshwater tanks. Does anyone have any experience with starphire glass?
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Old 11-19-2008, 11:40 AM   #5
 
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Old 11-19-2008, 01:16 PM   #6
 
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One way to keep costs down would be to see about only having the panes you'll be viewing the tank through made of the low iron glass.
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