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Old 11-13-2006, 10:58 AM   #1
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Acylic tanks

Anyone have a acrylic tank and like it? I have always had glass and liked the look of acrylic but have heard bad stories of cleaning them. I got a friend that is offering a good deal on a 125 acrylic but even he had bad stories of cleaning.

Hate to pass up a deal but don't want a PITA tank.

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I like glass, but if you are getting a great deal, go for it. Just be careful when you clean it.
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Old 11-15-2006, 10:39 PM   #3
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You can sand, buff, and polish an acrylic back to like new condition but you can't do that to glass. Acrylic has it advantages (weight) and disadvantages (scratch prone).
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I have to say that most people I have talked to have said they do not like their acrylic tanks.

I think it is a matter of prefrence but I guess the scratching affect is one aspect. Also a lot of people in my reef club love to take macro pics with their fancy cameras and it is not as good as glass.

I would probably go for it if it is a great deal. Other than being careful while putting in your LR, and a little bit of staying on top of cleaning.
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We have a few acrylic tanks, I've never had a problem with them. Any that have been scratched are easy to buff out. All of ours look fantastic. Definitely would prefer over glass.
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Old 11-16-2006, 12:27 PM   #6
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Thanks all. $100 for a a used acrylic 125. Good enough? I am still on the fence about wanting a 125 or a 180 too.

funny thing is the guy selling the acrylic tank bought a 125 glass tank to replace the acrylic
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That almost sounds like too good a deal to pass up. I `d get it
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I would JUMP on that deal!!! My 125 glass was a little over $300.
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