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Old 10-07-2005, 09:16 AM   #11
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in-wall tank: no edges visible, so acrylics rounded corners don't help.

Live Rock: at some point you WILL end up banging a piece of rock against the side of the tank. with a glass tank you're fine. An acrylic tank will likely be left with a nasty scratch or gouge. Some scratches are NOT easily fixed if they're too deep.

Coraline algae: desired and annoying at the same time. It will end up on the walls of the aquarium. Removing it with a plastic scraper can be a pain. having a glass tank means you can use a razorblade style scraper and make your maintenance much easier and care free.

all signs point to: Glass


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Personally I prefer glass since that is what I mostly have experience with and the fact that my 10 year old tank looks as good as the day I bought it without a single scratch. Since your doing an in wall tank I would go with glass if it’s going to be straight on. If it’s a corner tank I would go with acrylic so it’s seamless. Also I’d go with acrylic if money isn’t an issue

Here are some great articles on the Subject:
http://www.suite101.com/article.cfm/aquariums/614
http://www.firsttankguide.net/tanktype.php
http://www.masla.com/beginner/fishtank.html
http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-the-...-aquariums.htm
http://www.ratemyfishtank.com/acrylic_aquarium.php
http://www.ratemyfishtank.com/all_glass_aquarium.php

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thanks everyone! Thanks for the links too, tecwzrd!
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