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Old 07-02-2005, 02:48 PM   #1
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Setup Aquarium on Carpet?

Probably the majority of marine aquariums are set up on bare floor, but I was wondering if anyone has their aquarium set up on a carpeted floor and if inadvertent spills and the like have wreaked havoc with the carpeting?

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Old 07-02-2005, 03:58 PM   #2
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All of my tanks are on carpeted floors. While I have had some major ooppsies on the carpet it is none the worse for wear.

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I've got my 55gal fw setup in the den on carpet. We just put a lot of towels down when we mess with the tank (i.e. PWC). So far so good.
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We found a rubber backed carpeted runner that helps save the carpet from disasters. It seems to work out quite well.

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I'm also setup on the carpet and have spilled some water and haven't noticed any abnormal wear!
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I have a spare bedroom that is carpeted that has 5 large tanks in it. I have spilled water and made messes but a nice strong shopvac fixes it all
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Had a 55 gal fw for years on a carpeted floor in my living room. No issues. I had more problems with guests spilling drinks on the carpet than tank issues.

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