That was my thought too.. Until I bought a 240 glass, had four guys moving it, and one guy dropped a corner and broke it.. I ended up buying 1 glass and 1 acyrlic aquarium.Let's see acrylic = double the price........I'll sick with glass For the price of one I can buy two glass aquariums.
To me the ability to make custom holes and features is a big selling point. Not sure if anyone has thrown this out there but yes Acrylic can yellow over time, but it's usually from being exposed to direct sunlight.That was my thought too.. Until I bought a 240 glass, had four guys moving it, and one guy dropped a corner and broke it.. I ended up buying 1 glass and 1 acyrlic aquarium.
I said this on another thread.. Glass 240 - 4 guys struggling to lift it. Acyrlic 300 - My small wife and I were able to move it by ourselves, with no fear of breakage.
It's been about 6-7 years now.. no scratching, no yellowing of acrylic.. Great clarity.
Another point. When I bought it, the manufacturer put a cheap bulkhead in the bottom, which eventually leaked. It was an odd size (like maybe 5/8").. I didn't want to replace it with another low quality bulkhead. The closest I could find was a 3/4" bulkhead. Since it was acrylic, I was able to carefully enlarge the hole with a dremel. Got the better bulkhead in, no leaks. That would've been extremely difficult or impossible to do with glass.