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Old 02-06-2005, 06:13 PM   #1
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glass or acrylic?

i have a 36 gallon oceanic tank. im planning to get a magnetic cleaner for it and one cleaner says glass only and the other is for acrylic. how do i tell whether my tank is glass or acrylic? TIA

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Old 02-07-2005, 12:43 AM   #2
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Acrylic is thicker, lighter, and more prone to scratches glass is thinner and heavier. If you are familiar with plexi glass it is similar to acrylic. Glass is similar to well....glass.

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look at it

You should be able to tell by checking out the corners of you tank. Glass has some green tint to it
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both have their advantages but it seems that most would prefer the acrylic but this is a matter of opinion.

mine is glass but it is much heavier and if my heater dies -- the entire aquarium will turn into one big refrigerator.
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If you can't tell if your tank is glass or acrylic it would be safer to get the acrylic cleaner. I have the acrylic mag float and it works the same on glass.
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acrylic, glass

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