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Old 06-25-2008, 07:34 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 06-25-2008, 07:38 PM   #2
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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.

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Old 06-26-2008, 09:02 AM   #3
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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.
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Old 06-26-2008, 10:38 AM   #4
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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.
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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.
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Old 06-28-2008, 06:32 PM   #5
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thats a nice refugium. It looks like pretty dense foam. Thanks for the info.
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Old 06-28-2008, 10:19 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 07-08-2008, 11:23 PM   #7
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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,
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