More so for larger tanks with thicker glass; especially if you use bright lights and have very clean glass/clear water. Larger impact in real life than in pics. If you're the type of guy that buys glass lily pipes, and use surface skimmers because you want perfectly clear water surface, and use purigen in your filter, then buy the low-iron version for sure.
Ha ha. Those are some good guidelines. I do love purigen but don't have surface skimmers or glass lily pipes. That's good to know!
And for photos it looks a lot better, if you plan on taking nice photos.
I think it's just a better overall look than a rimmed tank with greener glass. The tank itself becomes less noticeable and what's in it becomes more so. If you plan on staying in the hobby I think you'll find it worth the extra money.
Just to be clear, both the low iron and regular versions of the Mr Aqua tank are rimless. Thank you for the advice.
When weighing out your decision you may want to factor in that low iron glass is not as hard and will scratch a little easier.
Whoa I did NOT know that. That's great to know thanks! Will it get scratched by just regular scrubbing using sponge pads to get off algae? Or are we only talking about scratches due to moving it around.
Originally Posted by number1sixerfan
For $20-30 more, I saw why not. It's definitely a clearer tank, there's absolutely a real life difference. I was considering for a much larger tank, but then it becomes hundreds of dollars difference. I say go for it for the 22.
Thanks! It is good to know that there's a real noticeable difference.
Originally Posted by Clinton Parsons
It is worth the money, scratches easily and you will definitely notice the difference in person.
Great picture that's very helpful thank you!
IMO if you are going to invest the extra cash just go for acrylic....it is clearer than low iron glass and totally seamless. It also scratches more easily BUT you can fix them.
But aren't acrylic *very* expensive? I'll look into though. Thanks!