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How noticeable are the scratches? Is it acrylic or glass?
It's glass, and yes, pretty noticeable.
I bought the tank second hand from a guy that had 3 huge pirhanas and a giant dinosaur of a pleco and apparently wasn't careful about cleaning the glass at all.
 
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Eh, outside of larger water changes imho its negligible. Both are 4 ft tanks :thinking-face:. Always go bigger, even more so when its not your money!
The large water changes are kinda what I'm worries about.
With the 10g, it's super easy. I mix up a WC for my 3 home tanks and just bring 3g in to work with me. Simple and done in 10 mins. That won't be the case with a large tank. So I will definitely need to make trips out on Saturdays.
I don't know if I'm actually going to do a second work tank now lol I'm talking myself out of it now.
I just want a bigger, nicer one at home lol.
 

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I didn't do it, yet. I'm still thinking about it.
I have a lot going on right now haha... and I might be able to talk the good Doc I work for to buy a larger tank for work!
We spoke briefly yesterday, and he said sure, work some things up for me and let me know.
Sooooo..... I'm researching NEW tanks!!! I'm thinking a 75g or possibly up to 120. I don't know just yet! Depends on his budget lol
I've found both 75 - 120 to be great sized tanks, visually, flow, light options and spread. With that said a bigger tank does exponentially cost more time and money. Between 75-300, stability is similar, especially with today's tech and access to quality info, but you'll be using far less salt / additives / power to maintain a smaller aquarium. Yes, SPS will eventually fill a smaller tank, but it will also eventually fill the largest tank.
 
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