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Old 03-11-2009, 11:22 PM   #11
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Yeah you can kind of sand it down and Buff it out to make it look like new again. I believe they make a Solution that is Aquarium Safe if you happen to Scratch your Acrylic from the inside there is a scratch remover that's suppose o work under water to remove it... But I am not to sure I could be wrong about that....
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Old 03-11-2009, 11:40 PM   #12
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if you have the money why not go for acrylic tank
some companies make rimless or seamless even but i still wonder how "safe" these are
better yet get a bow front tank
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Old 03-12-2009, 03:10 PM   #13
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My acrylic 5G tank is very handy as a utility tank, for QT, hospital, etc. Easy to toss into the sink for cleanup. Not sure I'd go for a bigger one though, for reasons described by others here.
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It doesnt matter, just depends on what you're looking to do with it / what you're looking for in a tank.
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Old 03-16-2009, 07:51 AM   #15
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Anything under 75g and I prefer glass, but anything over and I purchase acrylic if available. Acrylic can be buffed underwater (it's easier this way) without affecting the inhabitants.
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Old 03-16-2009, 09:04 AM   #16
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Glass here , it doesnt scratch nearly as easy as acrylic .
It means I can use a mag float to do daily swipes on the side of the tank !
It is also a bit less expensive to replace if needed (smaller tanks that is )
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Old 03-18-2009, 06:35 PM   #17
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This was a tough deciscion for me with my new 180. I chose acrylic and I am happy with it. It is clearer than glass and much much stronger. As far as scratchng it goes, just be careful. I purchased a Mighty Magnet to clean the acrylic and it works great. I agree with innovator that I think it depends on the size of the tank whether glass or acrylic is better. Another reason I chose acrylic is because I live in an earthquake area and I have a new son who someday may decided to bang something up against the tank. I have seen vidoes of people taking hammers to acrylic and it does not break. Glass would shatter in a second with the same swing of a hammer.
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Old 03-18-2009, 06:40 PM   #18
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Glass here , it doesnt scratch nearly as easy as acrylic .
It means I can use a mag float to do daily swipes on the side of the tank !
It is also a bit less expensive to replace if needed (smaller tanks that is )
Yes yes yes! I totally agree. I have both and love my glass tank much better.
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As said on tanked acrylic is 98% clear while glass is only 78-80% clear so for viewing pleasure acrylic is the way to go but durability glass no competition
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Old 09-07-2011, 10:09 AM   #20
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Always had glass,,just got a 280 glass ,,HEAVY!!,,but still prefer it over acrylic ...With 3 kids always touching it and looking in it...Makes sense
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