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Old 10-07-2005, 10:12 PM   #1
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acrylic tanks

ne1 got 1 ?
do u like it better than glass?
i heard that acrylic tanks are far superior to glass tanks (more durable ,clearer, lighter, thermaly more efficent (better controls tem swings) )
and they hold their value better than glass

i"m asking this because i am considering one for my next upgrade sometime next year
(maybe 180 -200 gallon)
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Old 10-07-2005, 10:31 PM   #2
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I prefer acrylic. They are more durable ,clearer, lighter, and more thermally efficient but they scratch easier if you are not careful. Scratches are easy to remove though. I like it better than the 2 glass tanks I have, but everyone has a opinion.
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I personally like glass better becuase you dont have to baby them so much. The scratches on acrylic are easy to remove but its just a hastle.
My next tank will be a Oceanic Tank.
But like Brenden says, everyone has a opinion.
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a friend of mine just bought a 300g glass tank wich weighs a ton and cant get it down the stairs into the basement,we couldnt find anyone in town to build it from acrilic,the main tank builder/dristributor here wont build acrilic tanks because silicone dosnt bond as well as glass
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You dont use silicone on acrylic. you use acrylic cement. It chemicaly bonds the acrylic together, Making it one piece.
I built Many tanks out of acrylic. my biggest was a 83 gallon. You can get acrylic cement at TapPlastics.com
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