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Old 10-10-2010, 09:16 AM   #1 
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Glass or Acrylic - Which do you prefer?

I'm trying to decide on glass or acrylic for when I upgrade to a 5 gallon tank.

My current tank is a 2.5 gallon glass. In the past I always had acrylic. I'm kind of worried about breaking the glass tank. I'm also not sure I like the look of the seems. Still, I know glass is clearer and not nearly so easily scratched and scuffed up.

Which do you prefer, glass or acrylic? Why?

I'd like to see some thoughts on this before I make my final decision.

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Old 10-10-2010, 12:47 PM   #2 
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acrylic scratches, glass breaks lol...

id rather have a scratched tank than a broken tank, so i have accepted it and i can live with a scratched acrylic lol. id go acrylic just to be safer.... its a mess should anything ever happen. always acrylic for anything under 5g tbh.
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Old 10-10-2010, 01:12 PM   #3 
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Glass. Looks better and doesnt scratch.
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Old 10-10-2010, 01:14 PM   #4 
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Always go with glass. Acrylic scratches too much. Then you will have to buy a scratch remover and remove the scratches. If you want to remove scratches on the inside you have to empty out the tank. Also, glass does not break THAT easily. It's only if you drop it or something.
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Old 10-10-2010, 01:57 PM   #5 
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I like both, and I have taken to making my own tanks too, I like decorating so it's fun. :D
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Old 10-10-2010, 02:27 PM   #6 
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I just use 16 quart and 66 quart Sterlite containers...dont scratch or break XD
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Old 10-10-2010, 06:32 PM   #7 
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Whichever one is easier on the wallet :)
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Old 10-10-2010, 10:00 PM   #8 
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Glass. It's sturdier, doesn't scratch, looks nicer, and right now at $10 for a 10 gallon (petco) it's inexpensive too.
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Old 10-11-2010, 07:02 PM   #9 
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Whichever one is easier on the wallet :)

I agree! lol
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Old 10-12-2010, 12:44 PM   #10 
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Well, it's not really price I am concerned about. It is the quality and longevity of the tank. ;)

So, glass isn't so terribly fragile? Obviously I know dropping it would be the end. lol! But, they aren't too easy to crack..? I just worry about that as I never had one before.

Still I do think glass must be perhaps a bit better overall. Clarity and it doesn't scuff up nearly as easily.

Thank goodness there is still time before Christmas so I can decide. lol!
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