Originally Posted by Breakthecycle2
There's a misunderstanding somewhere.
Glass tank Only - $2900
Glass tank stand from same company - $2900
Local pick up
Acrylic tank - $1200
Acrylic tank stand from same company - $950
Shipping $approx. $600
My main concern, aside from acrylic easily scratching is, it would not be "rimless" as my current tank is. It will need the eurobrace.
I just don't want to feel like I'm going from a "ferrari" (my elos tank) to a VW ( Acrylic tank). Does that make sense?
I get that, being rimless is a nice feature, functionally and aesthetically.
But also bear in mind that each silicone seam is a potential failure point, whereas acrylic seams are as strong as or stronger than the pane.
Acrylic seams/panels rarely ever fail, glass and silicone WILL fail eventually.
Another important thing to keep in mind.
If the tank is a custom built-in, will you have easy access to the top or be able to view it from the top?, if not rimless is a mute point.
Also don't be swayed by all that Euro-crap, go with functionality and longevity first.