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Old 06-11-2014, 02:38 PM   #21
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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......
No. My mind is not made up, hence the thread. Looking for different opinions.
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Old 06-11-2014, 02:39 PM   #22
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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......
I think it is more about the aesthetic design more than anything, as his last post indicated.

I'm a pragmatic individual, so to me it's a no brainer when all factors are considered, sans personal taste.
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You could go rimless with acrylic, it just means a thicker panel and more $$$$$.
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You could go rimless with acrylic, it just means a thicker panel and more $$$$$.
Hmmm. I did not now that.
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IMHO it seems like you have a dream tank in your head (been there) and you won't be happy unless you get that dream tank. So why not just save up the extra money you'll need and just build the tank you want?
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I do and I would be happy with either provided I get it how I want it. I am somewhat on a time frame because I am moving over the summer. I do not want to lose any of my livestock and would like to have a tank set up and cycled so I can slowly start to move my livestock over before I move and not all at once.
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My acrylic tank us over 20 years old. They stand up fine if you take care of them. In almost every category, except scratch resistance and clarity (when comparing to starfire), acrylic tanks are superior.
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My acrylic tank us over 20 years old. They stand up fine if you take care of them. In almost every category, except scratch resistance and clarity (when comparing to starfire), acrylic tanks are superior.
Why is it superior though?
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Glass Vs Acrylic?

Stronger, especially seams. Pretty much shatter resistant.
Has more insulation capability.
Can be made in many different shapes.
It's lighter by far.
It can be re polished if scratched.
Easier to drill. You can work on it with regular power tools.
Easier to attach things like overflow boxes .
And it's cheaper.
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Have you asked about how much the glass tank will weigh?
A tank that size will need 4-6 people to set up.
The same size acrylic tank could be set up with 2 people or solo if needed.
I can pick up and carry my big tank, 60"x18"x18", with one hand.
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