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Old 02-26-2010, 08:46 AM   #1 
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Glass or Acrylic ?????

Ok Just a poll ,Im wondering if you prefer Glass Tanks or Acrylic & WHY

Im thinking its easier to keep glass ones clean ?
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Old 02-26-2010, 08:54 AM   #2 
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glass deffinitley . it is eZer to keep clean and you can see your beautiful betta better
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Old 02-26-2010, 01:54 PM   #3 
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I prefer glass for one reason.. it doesn't scratch as easily as acrylic. Besides that I like both equally. Acrylic is lighter and usually comes in more shapes and many of the good kits like the eclipse systems only come in acrylic. The only problem with acrylic is it scratches SOOO easily.. so you have to be very careful to only clean it with really soft sponges or microfiber cloths. Acrylic tanks also tend to be cheaper IMO.

Glass tanks last longer generally, they're studier, but also harder to move around.

I've never had a problem seeing my fish in acrylic tanks.. they are just as clear as glass ones IMO
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Old 02-26-2010, 02:42 PM   #4 
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I like glass better than acrylic. I personally think it's easier to see through. After awhile the acrylic gets really cloudy looking in my experience. I can't lift up my ten gallon tank, let alone my twenty gallon (when it's full), so even if acrylic is lighter, it doesn't really make a difference IMO.

I have had the same ten gallon tank for years now, and it still looks brand new except for a tiny little scratch.
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Old 02-26-2010, 04:14 PM   #5 
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Acrylic for uncycled, glass for cycled. I have some of both :)
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Old 02-26-2010, 04:50 PM   #6 
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They both have their benefits and drawbacks....

I like glass because you can clean it with anything and is easy to come by.

With acrylic the scratching is a pain but the fact that it is way stronger than glass is quite attractive. I am getting a 50g acrylic (tomorrow actually) for my goldfish. Since I am a student I can appreciate something that will not break easily during my frequent moves.
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Old 02-26-2010, 05:48 PM   #7 
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Thanks everyone this really helps :)
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Old 02-27-2010, 03:23 AM   #8 
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glass is better, acr is cheaper... i have acr 10L for each male and the sorority have a glass. for the males its better caus they are cheaper to buy when getting a new male... unless you plan on dividing. then a large glass is 1st option
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