id take a glass tank over an acrylic anyday. acrylic scratches way too easy and can distort as it ages. sure its a bit more forgiving in terms of tank flex and bumps to the tank, but thats it. just remember one thing with the SW
hobby, nothing good happens fast. the ONE trait that every well-established reefer has in common is the sheer amount of time and attention they have invested into their tanks. Also, when the time comes, you need to judge and research the power grid your system will be on. although everyone really should do their best to prepare for an outage. its pretty well known that some people experience outages as part of daily life, then theres others that may experience a short outage every few years. knowing the grid reliability youre on is important.