Acrylic aquariums are far superior to glass aquariums in almost every aspect.  Below are some of the many advantages of acrylic.

Advantages of Acrylic Aquariums

 

1. Scratches in acrylic can be easily repaired

2. Acrylic has superior clarity  to glass

3. Acrylic aquariums have much stronger seams than glass aquariums

4. Acrylic is up to 17 times stronger than glass

5. Acrylic is appoximately 50% lighter than glass

6. Acrylic can be bent and formed into various shapes

7. Acrylic has much better insulating qualities than glass

Disadvantages Of Glass Aquariums

 

1. Scratches in glass cannot be repaired

2. Iron and other impurities in glass can distort the look of aquarium inhabitants

3. Glass is much heavier than acrylic

4. Glass cannot be easily bent or formed

5.  Glass is much more delicate than acrylic