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Old 06-11-2014, 01:55 PM   #11
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That's a good point, is the glass one being made locally?
Yes, about an hour from me with an 8 week lead time.
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I just feel stupid now, back in October I spend $4k on just my Elos system, but now We bought a house and rather then have to move everything at once, I thought it would be easier to set up another new one and go bigger, then slowly add my current livestock after it had has cycled. I live in an apartment now, so I have time before I actually move in.
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Yes, about an hour from me with an 8 week lead time.

Have you seen if they'll make it out of acrylic for you? I guess it really comes down to what your going to be happier with, because IMHO $200 difference isn't enough to get the one you don't really want.
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Have you seen if they'll make it out of acrylic for you? I guess it really comes down to what your going to be happier with, because IMHO $200 difference isn't enough to get the one you don't really want.
It's a $1700 difference. The all glass tank (just the tank) is $2900. The acrylic is $1200. $2700 gets me the acrylic tank, black stand and shipping.
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It's a $1700 difference. The all glass tank (just the tank) is $2900. The acrylic is $1200. $2700 gets me the acrylic tank, black stand and shipping.
Sounds like a no-brainer choice to me for a myriad of reasons.
Don't forget the weight difference between the two and if you would need to supply addition reinforcements for the glass tank.
Go acrylic
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You could build a stand for way less than $1700, but if that's not an option just go with the acrylic
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You could build a stand for way less than $1700, but if that's not an option just go with the acrylic
you did see that the glass tank alone is more expensive.
why build a stand for the glass tank when the entire kit & kaboodle for acrylic is cheaper and the only real downside with acrylic is that it can scratch easier?

Given the price differences, I'm baffled as to why glass is even still being considered?
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You could build a stand for way less than $1700, but if that's not an option just go with the acrylic
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?
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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.
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you did see that the glass tank alone is more expensive.
why build a stand for the glass tank when the entire kit & kaboodle for acrylic is cheaper and the only real downside with acrylic is that it can scratch easier?

Given the price differences, I'm baffled as to why glass is even still being considered?

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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?

It seemed to me like the op was hesitant on the acrylic tank (if not why make the thread) so I was giving the option that a stand can be made cheaply and easily. But it seems you already had you mind made up so......
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