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?
Thanks... :P :P :P
Latter. The choice is still yours but you have to weigh the advantages and disadvantages between the tanks you are contemplating.
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.
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.
get the glass cos its bigger which gives u more fish options :lol: :lol:
Re: My Either/Or Question (any Acrylic owners?)
I speak from significant $'s experience.
The forum has spoken! THANK YOU ALL!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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.
150 gallons or more acrylic, less get glass.
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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