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Old 03-10-2016, 04:45 PM   #1
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Your take...plastic aquarium.

What is your take on small plastic aquariums?
I want to get a small 4 gallon tank for a betta, but it is plastic. What's your take on that?

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Old 03-10-2016, 05:34 PM   #2
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There's nothing intrinsically wrong with a plastic tank but it is easily scratched and therefore difficult to clean. Plastic does tend to go cloudy after a long time and can be stained by medication. Your fish won't mind it being plastic but you might after a while. I would go with glass unless your reason for using plastic is having a child around and want plastic for safety reasons.


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There's nothing intrinsically wrong with a plastic tank but it is easily scratched and therefore difficult to clean. Plastic does tend to go cloudy after a long time and can be stained by medication. Your fish won't mind it being plastic but you might after a while. I would go with glass unless your reason for using plastic is having a child around and want plastic for safety reasons.


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I am going for this one because it is a sponge Bob theme, which I wanted in a tank. Also, it is the perfect size for a betta that I have been wanting. I need a stand or dresser for it. I would love glass, but where do you get a glass aquarium that small?

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You can get a really nice 5.5 gallon glass tank from most big box stores (Walmart type store) lets you design your own tank, I have also seen many small spongebob themed aquarium decorations of you want to stick with the spongebob theme

Personally I always recommend glass over the plastic (unless your looking for a child's aquarium) they just look nicer and are easier to maintain


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