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Pros and cons of acrylic tanks
I considered an acrylic tank also. There are some really cool shapes.
Unfortunately, they scratch very easily, algae gets in the scratches and it
is a pain to try to get scratches out. If there are small children around,
I wouldn't even think about it. The Chiquita banana sticker that is
currently on my 26 isn't a big deal but some of the things kids do to a tank
will wreck havoc on acrylic! On the other hand though, there is less
distortion and weight.
I would try to stay with glass personally. There are some very cool glass
tanks. I love my corner one! That however, is MY opinion only.