Acrylic vs Glass Tanks
Just thought Iíd compare glass vs acrylic tanks as Iíve had both but got rid of all but one glass tank; I have 18 acrylic ones. Hereís why:
Acrylic tanks are half the weight of glass, transmit 22% more light, are 17 times as strong as glass, have no metal frames, and can easily be drilled. Downsides of acrylic: they are more expensive and a bit harder to clean because the top is not totally open for structural reasons. They do scratch if you are not careful cleaning them but scratches are easily buffed out.
Be sure I am talking about quality acrylic tanks, not the cheap department store plastic tanks.