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Old 07-02-2013, 09:45 PM   #31
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LMAO i'm not married but aint it the truth, its not just the wife kind either its all of them :s
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We better be careful. There are ladies on this forum that no doubt have their own opinions. And yes, I am available for light yard work and auto maintenance.
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:49 PM   #33
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We better be careful. There are ladies on this forum that no doubt have their own opinions. And yes, I am available for light yard work and auto maintenance.
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:13 PM   #34
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I always am in awe when I see an acrylic tank b/c it's so much more clear than my glass tank. Of course I can't afford acrylic so for me, glass is the best, cheapest material for a tank. Acrylic scratches extremely easily which is quite annoying, but the clarity is worth it.

Starphire vs. Acrylic though...that's a tough choice.
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Old 07-03-2013, 12:05 AM   #35
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Say what you want about glass tanks but I've had all mine for at least 30 years and only resealed one in all that time. The tanks held up even after being empty for almost 10 years. In that same amount of time, the acrylic tank I made discolored and the acrylic came from a tank manufacturer.
The plus side to Acrylic tho is the weight. I can carry an Acrylic 55 by myself but need help with anything glass larger than 30 gals. But I don't like the scratches on the inside of an acrylic tank expecially when the algae grows in the scratch and shows. Then you need to be careful which scrub pad you use. I don't like complications
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My tank has bent corners in the front. The piece of low lead glass needed to replace the acrylic would be north of $8000. Glass is beautiful, but most big tanks are acrylic because of weight, color clarity when the thickness is over 1/4" and cost.
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I always am in awe when I see an acrylic tank b/c it's so much more clear than my glass tank. Of course I can't afford acrylic so for me, glass is the best, cheapest material for a tank. Acrylic scratches extremely easily which is quite annoying, but the clarity is worth it.

Starphire vs. Acrylic though...that's a tough choice.
Agreed!

I went starphire because it scratches less easily. Idk maybe because i have starphire, I still think acrylic is more clear. It's only 55 gallons (my first) and I know in a about a year I will upgrade to 100 lol. Im a noob but i read a lot and asked a lot of advice before i started. I still do...
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Agreed!

I went starphire because it scratches less easily. Idk maybe because i have starphire, I still think acrylic is more clear. It's only 55 gallons (my first) and I know in a about a year I will upgrade to 100 lol. Im a noob but i read a lot and asked a lot of advice before i started. I still do...
Starphire has a nice look, but maybe it tricks me since most of the people who own starphire tanks have beautiful established SPS dominant tanks. So maybe it's the corals that make the tank beautiful, not necessarily the glass.
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I picked up this 135g acrylic tank for $125. It was on Craigslist and I new I wasn't ready to set it up but I got it because I thought of was a steal. Buffed out the scratches. Here's a pic. Before and after.

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My tank has bent corners in the front. The piece of low lead glass needed to replace the acrylic would be north of $8000. Glass is beautiful, but most big tanks are acrylic because of weight, color clarity when the thickness is over 1/4" and cost.
That reminds me of an old local aquarium company that made a standard 975 gal glass tank. It was the only tank that was built in place. Each pane of glass took 5 guys at a minimum to move into place. Talk about weight I can definitely see the advantages today of using Acrylic for larger tanks for sure. Even if it wasn't the clearest
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