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Old 06-07-2004, 04:59 PM   #1
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Which tank do you prefer? Bow or Regular? Glass or Acrylic?

Originally I like the regular tanks as it looked more "natural" in my eyes. But after seeing a few bow tanks, I find the bow setup to look more glamorous.

So now I'm leaning towards a bow setup as my next tank.

Acrylic looks nice, but is it really worth the extra $$$? And isn't glass the more durable of the two?
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Old 06-07-2004, 05:06 PM   #2
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Well bow, and acrylic are much more expensive. And acrylic scratches so easily that I would never purchase one. I think the bow front corner tanks are really nice though.
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I have been looking at a half cylinder acrylic. I love the fact that the tank is curved from wall to wall. I just have to convince myself $2100 for the tank and stand alone is worth the look.
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Old 06-07-2004, 05:21 PM   #4
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In UK, no one really buys acrylic tanks, except for the really small ones. I personally think glass looks infinitely better, and although the fancy shapes are cool and everything I'd rather have a standard rectangular aquarium. The longer the better
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In VA i guess you dont have to worry about earthquakes so get glass!
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i like glass durable and dont have to worry about scratches
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I have a 46 gallon bow and I love it. However, looking through the front bowed glass distorts your view. It's usually not a big issue but sometimes I wish I had a flat front when I'm trying to focus in on something.
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i went with acrylic. mainly just incase i ever end up having to move it. although the ease of scratching it does worry me.
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