I want to know what everyone's input is on the advantages and disadvantages of both acrylic and glass tanks for the planted aquarium. The reason being is that I am contemplating on buying another tank and this is one of the issues that really comes to my mind about making my choice.
instead of typing everything out, I'm going to give you a link. its very informative and then YOU can make the decision.
after all is said and done, I choose glass = less scratches easier to clean (can use a razor blade to scrape algae off glass unlike acrylic)
however with acrylic I use an old ID or credit card to scrape the algae
I know a person that used to have one and their not too entirely easy to scratch deeply, but shallower scratches are hard to avoid especially with certain types of substrate.