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I hear plexiglass is a hell of a lot stronger than glass... is it just as good, if not much better, in every aspect than glass is? How much more expensive is, it, usually?
 

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Plexi is lighter, more convenient if ever decide to switch to saltwater, less fragile, plus the glue wont disolve over time and detatch.. other than that, its a bit more expensive, but worth it.
 

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If we're talking about small tanks like under 100, get glass, a lot cheaper. But the bigger you go, I would definately try to get an acrylic. I made the mistake of getting a 135 glass tank. It's a nice tank, but we almost dropped the mofo when setting it up.
 

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Plexi pros: light weight, better thermal insulation, flexes so it will not shatter, about 20% more transparent than glass, cheaper on big tanks easier to customize

Plexi cons: cost alot more on small tanks, scratches easier but you can fix scratches

Glass Pros: Cheap on shallow tanks, easily found, harder to scratch

Glass Cons: Weighs about 2 times more than acrylic, cannot fix scratches, harder to customize, brittle, silicone seams eventually need re-done
 
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