Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 06-25-2008, 08:34 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 35
styrofoam under the tank?

I read somewhere on here you can put a sheet of 1 inch.thick styrofoam between your tank and the stand to help keep your tank level. Has anyone ever heard of this? I am trying to find info. about this.
__________________

__________________
s10469 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2008, 08:38 PM   #2
AA Team Emeritus
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 3,462
Styrofoam won't level a tank if the stand is not leveled. It's mainly used in giving a tank cushion to imperfections in stands and gaps. Glass tanks built with the plastic edging provides support as not to need anything further, but acrylic tanks and those without could benefit.
__________________

__________________
Innovator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2008, 10:02 AM   #3
AA Team Emeritus
 
cmor1701d's Avatar


 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Belle Mead, NJ
Posts: 7,814
I've heard of using weather stripping just to cushion the tank fram from the stand. The stand needs to be level to begin with.
cmor1701d is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2008, 11:38 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
land locked's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 203
I read it on here too and although are main tank is not on it, our display refugium is setting on it because of imperfections. I worked great! You can just see it in the bottom right of this pic.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	P1010375.jpg
Views:	96
Size:	119.5 KB
ID:	13992  
__________________
72 gallon bow front, koralia 1 powerhead, approx 30 gallon sump and separate 20 gallon display refugium, Aqua C protein skimmer, Live rubble filteration, 80 # of LR, and a 4 inch sand bed.
land locked is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2008, 07:32 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 35
thats a nice refugium. It looks like pretty dense foam. Thanks for the info.
__________________
s10469 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2008, 11:19 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Arlington TX
Posts: 220
Shipping box carboard (corrugated) works perfectly for anything up to 55g.
I use an old piece of rug under my 150g to take up any slack.
__________________
kimo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2008, 12:23 AM   #7
Moderator Emeritus
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Indiana USA
Posts: 2,694
I have a piece of 1/2 pink board under my 180 and under my 100 gal prop tank. The insulation board sits a 3/4" plywood too though. Not sure it does anything but I heard it could help so I added it

Definitely does not hurt
__________________

__________________
*180 gal Display, 100 gal basement sump, 33 gal refugium, 3x250 MH, 2x160 VHO actinics, zoos, some softies, LPS & lots of acros and other SPS.
*100 gal prop tank plumbed into main system w/ 2x96 PC lights and 1x150 MH,
ellisz is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
foam, styrofoam, tan

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Should I put styrofoam under the tank? jm667 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 8 03-30-2009 07:29 PM
Do I need styrofoam under my 200G Glass Tank? Legacy General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 13 02-23-2006 01:52 AM
Should I use styrofoam under my tank? Meaile Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 13 06-15-2005 04:47 PM
Styrofoam question kukki Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 3 03-23-2005 08:39 PM
Styrofoam? Nasty Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 5 02-10-2005 11:42 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:25 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.