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post #1 of 8 Old 08-06-2006, 06:57 PM Thread Starter
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Glass vs Plastic Aquariums? Plus and Minus

Not sure which is best for Reef Tank. Any suggestions?[/b]
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post #2 of 8 Old 08-06-2006, 07:03 PM
I would go with glass. People seem to have problems with plastic. I think glass is more durable.
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post #3 of 8 Old 08-06-2006, 07:11 PM
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Plastic tanks are better off for breeding and quarantine purposes.
They scratch too easily and let alone planning live rocks and corals.

Go with the glass tanks. Not worth keeping plastic ones.
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post #4 of 8 Old 08-06-2006, 07:21 PM
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Plus glass is aethestetically pleasing and looks a lot nicer than plastic, especially in a tank that is larger than like...5 gallons. Well, salt tanks at least.
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post #5 of 8 Old 08-07-2006, 06:58 AM
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I wonder who chose the plastic one.
With salties, you are mostly recommended to start with a 300 liters tank than below 200 liters. With plastic, what's the use of that with again, the corals and live rocks? Those things will of course, scratch the plastic material thus making the plastic tank more liable to go into disasters.

I'd rate both as ten.
Glass=plus
Plastic=minus
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post #6 of 8 Old 08-07-2006, 10:16 AM
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lol That was me i ment to hit glass. srry
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post #7 of 8 Old 08-07-2006, 10:20 AM
I agree with blue with I scratching and if you have corals they need stronger light as MH or T5's. Me pesonally I wouldn't trust MH's with plastic tanks anyway beause the MH's get so hot.
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post #8 of 8 Old 08-12-2006, 03:31 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you

Thanks a lot.... that makes my decision a lot easier
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