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Old 11-02-2004, 04:05 PM   #21
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if you don't understand what it takes to setup a canister filter when your tank is set up with an overflow box, you should probably look into something else.

because none of the lfs i go to recommend you buy a tank with an overflow box if you plan on using cannisters.

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I just looked at this very same tank last week on e bay, as well as, other sizes from this same manufacture. Those over flows are best suited for wet/dry sump filters (thats what thier designed for). At that size tank a wet dry is the most logical way to go.

If you don't understand how a wet/dry works, I suggest you research it. If you don't want to use a wet/dry. Buy a tank that does'nt have overflows built in. It will save you money. If your set on canisters. Consider a couple of Ocean Clears with a good pump.

I'd suggest you do some research before you start throwing down hard earned cash. Otherwise, you might get in over your head. Good luck
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Verucaproduce: There are many pro's to acrylic over glass. To list some:
-It is MUCH lighter than glass.
-It doesn't have a 'green tint' to it when you get into the 100 gallon+ territory.
-It is more clear than glass. Resulting in a better view of your fish.
-It keeps temperatures more stable than glass (22% more stable I think it is)
-It is stronger than glass (It wouldn't shatter)

Two cons:
-The price
-It scratches easier than glass does. But you can buff the scratches out pretty easily.
Thanks for explaining that. I don't think I will get into the '100 gallon + territory' anytime soon as I live in a second floor apartment and I think the 83 year old woman downstairs might have a little paranoid fit. 8O But I can definitely see your point about being lighter and stronger than glass.

I have a tiny 5.5 gallon that is acrylic and I think the reason I would steer clear is because of the scratches. How do you buff them out???
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