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Old 10-04-2005, 10:59 AM   #1
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Glass or Acrylic?

For a FOWLR (may eventually be a reef, but not for years) in wall ~110 gallon tank, which would be better - glass or acrylic?

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Lori, you making the SW plunge someday?

Never had an acrylic, but I hear stories both good and bad. Bad about the scratches, and good about the corners looking better and scratches being easy to fix. They scare me.
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I have 3 tanks set up as of now only 1 is acrylic, for me I like the glass but like austinsdad said you here good and bad about both.
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Lori, you making the SW plunge someday?
yup I am! Daniel is currently building an in-wall aquarium space!! When it's done....not sure when...couple months to a year I would guess based on what the world throws our way...we're both very excited (don't worry, I would never give up my fw tanks either!)!

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Acrylic can have a tendecy to turn yellow over the years. Something to think about.
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For an inwall tank I would prefer glass. It is much more scratch reistant. Most of the inside scratches with acrylic is when you get some sand grains between the acrylic and the cleaning magnet or using non acrylic approved algae scraper. SInce its in the wall the corners arnt the big deal since it will ikly only be visable from the front and the edges of the tank covered by molding most likly.

Glass while it would be heavier it will also end up being cheaper.
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I agree. I prefer glass over acrylic.
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i like acrylic better. looks much sexier, no joints anywhere.
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I prefer acrylic. Tanks today are made from cell cast acrylic, not extruded acrylic that had problems "yellowing" with age
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Guy locally talks a lot about repairing scratches on his acrylic tank.
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