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Old 09-10-2015, 10:44 PM   #1
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I'm looking to purchase a reef ready tank bur can't decide between glass and acrylic. What do you guys think. By the way I'm looking into a 90 gal. Tank. Thanks for any advise

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Old 09-11-2015, 11:38 AM   #2
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Acrylic is lighter but scratches easier (with mag cleaners...etc). Glass is heavier but less likely to scratch. Those are about the only differences that I know.
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Acrylic tanks are also 17 times stronger than glass tanks.


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I'd want it to be a glass tank. A starfire glass panel on front would be great.
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Acrylic tanks are also 17 times stronger than glass tanks.


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But the bond between the panes is what breaks, not the acrylic.
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But the bond between the panes is what breaks, not the acrylic.
So there has been a study (data collected) on multiple breakages, and how/where it occurs?
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I like glass.
And a 90(4x18x24) with overflow is a common tank that should be easily found and paid for.
I got my aqueon 120(4x24x24) with 2 overflows and the mega overflow kits for under $600.


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Thanks. I will be shopping around this weekend

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Old 09-14-2015, 08:01 PM   #9
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Wow never knew that there was a price difference between glass and acrylic. I guess I will shop online. Any suggestions

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there's a big difference in cost for glass and acrylic , Shop around find out what whole sale prices are and do a haggle on the retail price, I got mine for 3 C notes
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