Acrylic vs Glass Tanks for larger aquariums
I'm trying decide between a glass vs acrylic aquarium for my future 150 or 220 gallon. I know the typical pros/cons of glass vs acrylic aquariums. There are two factors that I'm particularly concerned about and wanted to focus on though.
1. Glass aquariums break/leaking
2. Acrylic aquariums holding heat better.
To the first, and more important point. At what size, is it better to start looking at acrylic? If I decide to go with a 220 Gallon, is the risk of glass breaking/leaking significantly higher than if I go with 150? The last thing I want in my finished basement is a pool.
It also gets quite cold in my basement during the winter months, so it would be nice to have a better insulator like acrylic to give my aquarium heaters a break. Although the cost of acrylic is so much higher than glass, that this might not make financial sense unless I have the tank for a lifetime. How much better is acrylic at holding in heat? Substantially better or just "better"?
So, what do you think? Do I spend double the money on acyrlic, or am I worrying too much about leaks and glass is fine for 150 - 220G aquariums?