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25gallon cube low iron vs. reg

I am wondering if a tank as small as a 25 gallon cube...if you will be able to really notice the difference between reg and low iron glass. It is a 70 dollar difference at least. I know on a big tank it is really noticeable.
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I may have bad eyes but once there is water in it I have a hard time telling the difference.

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I have 2 different Mr. Aqua "regular glass" tanks (a 24" cube and a 24" shallow cube) around ADA's 120-P and I personally don't see myself paying extra ~$100 for either one of them.

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ty for the replies I am contemplating if it is good investment getting the low iron 25cube or the regular cube.
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I have a few low iron tanks and regular ones, honestly in my opinion the difference is tiny


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But in case you didn't know it the low iron ones are very easy to scratch...no metal
scrapers allowed and you best use the blue scrubbing pads instead of the green ones.

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But in case you didn't know it the low iron ones are very easy to scratch...no metal
scrapers allowed and you best use the blue scrubbing pads instead of the green ones.
K you just sole me on ole fashioned glass...I'm like a bull in a china shop
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I prefer iron-enriched tanks for plants. Figure every little bit helps.

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