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Old 01-09-2015, 08:05 PM   #1
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Acrylic vs glass

I'm wanting to get a larger tank. Right now I have a glass tank. The one I'm looking at on Craigslist is acrylic. What are the pros and cons. What would you recommed?


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Old 01-09-2015, 10:24 PM   #2
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The advantage of glass is cheap price and it stays clear.

Advantage of acrylic is light weight, you can carry it by yourself, even if large. But not if really large.

I would ask about how to remove the cloudy scratches off of acrylic. I don't know how that can be done without draining the tank. Also how to keep it from clouding up in the first place????
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WEIGHT????

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Cleaning and polishing acrylic is simple! 2000 sand paper and a head light cleaning kit! Simple a will be crystal clear


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Yes to the sandpaper. Glass gets super ugly once you get scratches and you can't get rid of glass scratches.


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We went to see it today and it's empty. Swrils are not to bad. The only thing is it has 2 bulkheads on the bottom center. Is this old school. I never seen a aquarium with this. He wants $325.00 for it. 75 gallons. Do you think it's worth it. Can you explain the 2 holes on the bottom middle of the tank. Thanks

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The two bulkheads would lead me to believe it was set up for UGF's with a substrate other than sand.


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I did a little research it's a closed loop system. Does anyone have any information on this type of set up. Are the good or bad?

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Yes, closed loops are good, however, pulling water from the very bottom may be a problem. You won't be able to use a substrate. IMO, that was a mistake putting those holes there. If you buy the tank, just close the holes for good.

BTW, it wasn't mentioned yet, but acrylic (that's not scratched) is clearer than glass. Low iron (starphire) glass comes close though, but you are going to pay for it.
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Thanks Mr.X. Do you think it's a good tank? I can close the holes and run the return back up to the top, there is a hole on the top back by the overflow box.do you think it is worth $325.00. There is bio balls in the sump, I would take those out and use a sock.

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