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    Glass vs. Plexiglass

    I am contemplating building my own display tanks for my carnivores and I was wondering if there has been any study regarding terratium materials. I assume that there have been but does anybody know if plexiglass sides for a plant-only terrarium offer up any problems? I'm thinking that the structure will be wood so the "glass" is only for viewing purposes and not structural.

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    Plexiglass scratches easily, the biggest drawback really.
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    Acrylic scratches easily but the scratches are removable. Glass is much harder to scratch but it's permanent.

    I like glass.

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    Depends on how deep the scratches are on plexi...
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    Acryllic's expensive, and as mentioned it scratches. But it is lightweight and acryllic cleaners cover up the scratches pretty well depending on how deep they are.
    I had like no scratches on the Acryllic Orchidarium I used for years, again quite lightweight.

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    I also am trying to build a room for my neps in the basement. I was just thinking of putting a clear shower curtain-type thing stapled to the wood just to hold humidity. Wood glass be cheaper then plexi-glass?

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    i have always had a problem with plexi-glass warping

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