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Old 02-06-2010, 11:23 AM   #1
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If money was no object, what brand of aquarium

would you purchase for an ~ 125 gallon reef set-up? I know this may be an individual choice as to glass vs acrylic, but I want to get some ideas from the experts before I start the plunge. It is going to be an ongoing process, starting with the tank, then lights, then filter, sump, etc. Thanks.
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Acrylic is nice, but scratches alot easier than glass. I, personally, prefer glass.
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i would go glass at least 150 gal. just my prf
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if money is no object why stop at 125? If money was no object i would have a much bigger tank. jmo
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Acrylic is nice, but scratches alot easier than glass. I, personally, prefer glass.

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Acrylic tanks are lighter for moving but I agree about scratching easier.
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Old 02-06-2010, 02:07 PM   #7
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I'd go glass. I maintain a 125 acrylic reef and 125 glass FOWLR, and the acrylic scratches way too easily. The front glass needs a total sand resurfacing job after a couple of years.
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My Glass 125 is 6 years old and scratch free after countless stanless steel blades scrping algae off of it.
If price were no object (and my bonus was actually a BONUS) I'b be looking to do a 500 - 800 gallon GLASS aquarium. If I hot the Powerball tonight the tank size may grow <lol>.
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I prefer acrylic for anything larger than 75g due to weight, but also added clarity and ease of manipulation (cutting, holes, etc.). Acrylic does scratch, but can easily be removed whereas glass scratches are pretty much permanent. If money is no object I would purchase glass from Deep Sea Aquatics or acrylic from Casco (SeaClear), Advance Aqua Tanks (Clear For Life), Tenecor, or TruVu.
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...If money is no object I would purchase glass from Deep Sea Aquatics ...
That was what I was going to say also. And if it REALLY wasn't an object, a glass tank from Elos wouldn't be bad either.
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