Glass is much denser than acrylic, making it heavier. Acrylic tanks can be as much as 4 to 10 times lighter than their glass counterparts meaning they are a great choice if you haven’t quite decided where your aquarium will be placed, long term. While the lighter weight means a smaller or less durable stand could be employed, keep in mind that the water, not the tank, makes up weight in an aquarium. Acrylic tanks will be substantially lighter than glass tanks, but once you factor in water and decorations, the weight difference might not be that noticeable.
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Hi, I am rather humbled to ask, but what is the "lifespan" of acrylic aquariums for both larger and smaller models? I ask because I have been in the tank maintenance business for 25+ years, and some of my clients tanks are that old or older.
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Another big consideration is whether or not you plan to have a reef aquarium in this tank. It sounds quirky, but I’ll never voluntarily put a reef in an acrylic tank again. The combination of high light levels, coralline algae growth, sand, and high expectations, combine to make the prospect of fitting a reef inside a custom acrylic aquarium somewhat unappealing. From the perspective of a person who cleans the inside windows of aquariums big and small, glass makes my job so much easier. Thus it will do so for you as well.
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