Typically they are more expensive compared to regular glass tanks. The starphire and the shipping costs are what shoot the price up so high. Glass tank that size is nearly 1000 lbs. Aside from the shipping I'll need about 5 hands to help me move it.Hi,
Only the very front, and MAYBE the sides need to be ultra-clear, the back glass doesn't matter. Acrylic tanks are cheaper for a reason.