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Constructing Your Dream Aquarium

Glass vs. Acrylic

There are positives and negatives to both construction materials, so here is a list that will help you decide what might work best for your aquarium system:

Pro's: Glass

  • Ideal for Reef Setups
  • Harder to scratch
  • More cost effective

  • Pro's: Acrylic

  • Lightweight
  • Strong
  • Unique shapes

  • Con's: Glass

  • Heavy
  • Max size approximately 300 gallons

  • Con's: Acrylic

  • Scratches easily
  • Expensive

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