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Rich42082 08-09-2013 11:13 AM

Future 180 Gallon Upgrade
Help me with this so I can do it right the first time.

I'm planning on 180 gallon but not sure if I should go with glass or Acrylic? I'm going to go with a new tank since I have no luck with CL and build my stand and canopy.

For my sump/Refugium I'm going with either a custom 55 build or if someone can suggest a good prebuilt brand.

This will be my first stand build so If someone can provide me with a good blueprint it would be greatly appreciated.

JonathanG 08-09-2013 11:21 AM

I'm really happy with my trigger systems sump and they can custom make one to your specs.

Rich42082 08-09-2013 03:01 PM

Ok can I get some votes? Acrylic or Glass

Fishdude3233 08-09-2013 03:44 PM

Acrylic if you can afford it

mr_X 08-09-2013 04:49 PM

I like glass. I would scratch acrylic to death.

ivan_dalmatia 08-09-2013 05:22 PM

Safire glass! Last a long time with no scratches, acrylic wont last

mr_X 08-09-2013 05:23 PM


ivan_dalmatia 08-09-2013 05:28 PM


Originally Posted by mr_X (Post 2602934)

Ya my phone likes to correct me :)

AquaShark 08-09-2013 07:28 PM

I prefer glass over acrylic. I have always heard they scratch easier than glass. But I do have a 1 gallon acrylic aquarium that doesnt seem to have any scratches and its a couple years old. But if it were to be me I would go with low iron glass (i believe its low iron. Its the clearer glass)

Rich42082 08-09-2013 07:49 PM

Ok thanks. I guess I'll go with glass then. I heard the Acrylic is clearer and lighter so it's easier to move around.

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