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Old 06-07-2005, 09:04 PM   #21
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I think glass is a better choice, as long as it doen't get hit. Glass does not scratch and is available in a wide range of sizes, even bowfronts and seamless corners. But acrylic has its benefit of strength on impact.
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Acryllic is stronger than glass. Even though I like glass better, I don't think acryllic leaks as much as glass does.
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Old 06-08-2005, 03:12 AM   #23
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You may break the glass but your fish wont. If you have a tank that is holding back that much water the shark would need a fricking laser beam on his head to damage it.
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Both species are known for being "tank busters". Just thought I would point that out

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Old 06-08-2005, 01:21 PM   #25
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Both species are known for being "tank busters". Just thought I would point that out

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Even our little 12"-14" Oscar is considered a tank-buster, both the Bala and the Iridescent Sharks have the potential to get larger and heavier, in the case of the Iridescent... Much larger/heavier 8O !
Some folks fail to realize just how powerful fish are, and how much kinetic energy they can generate when dashing across the tank in a panic and smashing against the glass.
I don't want to do the math, but just imagine a 1.5-2lbs fish which a has a pretty good density for its mass, moving at 15-20+mph hitting your average .25" glass combined with the force already being exerted on the glass by water pressure...
Tank-buster!
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Both species are known for being "tank busters". Just thought I would point that out

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Even our little 12"-14" Oscar is considered a tank-buster, both the Bala and the Iridescent Sharks have the potential to get larger and heavier, in the case of the Iridescent... Much larger/heavier 8O !
Some folks fail to realize just how powerful fish are, and how much kinetic energy they can generate when dashing across the tank in a panic and smashing against the glass.
I don't want to do the math, but just imagine a 1.5-2lbs fish which a has a pretty good density for its mass, moving at 15-20+mph hitting your average .25" glass combined with the force already being exerted on the glass by water pressure...
Tank-buster!


Hence my concern..... 8O

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Old 06-08-2005, 07:48 PM   #27
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I voted "other" because I got too **** tired of clicking "view results" every time I look at this thread :P

Hope nobody minds the tainted poll

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Old 06-08-2005, 10:08 PM   #28
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I chose glass. it is easier to clean. the algae scrapes off easier, maybe because you can use a tougher pad. it will also last longer. and it is alot cheaper. the only real fault is the weight.
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Im the other "other" voter!!
I think for that size tank I would go with a glass/plywood tank.
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Old 06-09-2005, 09:07 AM   #30
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It looks like a glass and plywood tank is becoming more of a reality now. I'm mapping it out in my head as we speak

Again, thank you everyone for your input. Please feel free to share any additional comments regarding this topic or maybe good DIY plywood aquarium projects.

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