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Old 10-23-2012, 04:43 AM   #1
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Rubber bottom??

I was thinking about if it is a good idea to put some kind of rubber mat on the bottom of my tank then the sand on top of it. This is so I can put rocks onto it and not have them touching the glass. Would it cause problems??
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:05 AM   #2
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Just use egg crate, it's a plastic grate material that is used as a light diffuser in ceiling panels. The big box hardware stores carry it.

Plaskolite Egg Crate Silver Louver 1199238A at The Home Depot
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Just use egg crate, it's a plastic grate material that is used as a light diffuser in ceiling panels. The big box hardware stores carry it.

Plaskolite Egg Crate Silver Louver 1199238A at The Home Depot
Okay I am using some for my top now so I'm familiar with it. There a downside to rubber?
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I've not heard of anyone using so I can't say for sure.
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I've not heard of anyone using so I can't say for sure.
Me neither ill have to look into it more. Thanks!
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What kind of rubber? IMO no matter type you use you'll have problems latex will have oils real rubber will have toxins better to stick with the egg crate
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What kind of rubber? IMO no matter type you use you'll have problems latex will have oils real rubber will have toxins better to stick with the egg crate
Not entirely sure I was thinking maybe silicone baking sheets. Haven't read up on them yet though so they could be bad
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I would also do the egg crate. Your asking for trouble with the silicone or rubber or latex.


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