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Glass or acrylic, which aquarium is better?

The great debate of glass vs. acrylic aquariums may never end because both have their strengths and weaknesses. For beginners and smaller tanks, we recommend glass aquariums because of their affordability and scratch resistance. For larger, more advanced aquariums, we recommend using acrylic because it’s lightweight and easier to repair than glass.

Glass Aquariums

Glass aquariums are the most popular choice among aquarists due to their durability, transparency and low maintenance requirements. Glass has a natural beauty that appeals to many people who want a stunning piece of artwork in their home or office. They are also an excellent choice for beginners because they are inexpensive and easy to clean. Glass also resists scratches well but can be easily broken if dropped on a hard surface or if knocked over by an animal (although this is rare).

Acrylic Aquariums

Acrylic is the second most popular choice behind glass aquariums due to its versatility and affordability. Acrylic is lightweight, easy to clean and replace parts for any type of fish tank setup; plus it provides better visibility for your fish so you can have a better view of them at all times. However, acrylic is not scratch resistant like glass so be careful when cleaning your

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