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Old 07-27-2011, 11:13 PM   #11
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How thick is that foam? Is the tank acrylic? I've seen a lot of glass tanks broken from sitting on foam.
That's a good point I was kind of assuming the foam would have a wood cover.
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Foam is half inch, the guy I bought it from used foam, it looked a little crappy, so I bought a new piece.

How is it gonna crack from sitting on foam?
That should give even support across the bottom.
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There is 3/4" plywood under the foam. Tank is glass, bottom is 1/2"
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Old 07-28-2011, 07:42 AM   #14
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I suppose I should have said, if the tank has a rim... if not, I don't think its an issue. If it does have a rim (the black, oak, whatever trim), then it's designed to sit on something solid. If you sit it on foam, the foam can push up against the glass and crack it. One of our mods has an old build thread where he sat his tank on foam and it cracked.
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Old 07-28-2011, 09:22 AM   #15
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Ok, I emailed Glass Cages to see what they suggest being it's one of their tanks.

Just curiosity in the mean time... The trim is almost so thin it's not really there it's maybe 16th of a inch thick.
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Old 07-28-2011, 11:23 AM   #16
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Glass Cages says that the foam is required or will void the tanks warranty.
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Old 07-28-2011, 11:30 AM   #17
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Glass Cages says that the foam is required or will void the tanks warranty.
I also heard that if you don't use one of their stands, you void that warranty of the tank. But that is only what I heard. Might want to check that out.
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Old 07-28-2011, 11:33 AM   #18
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Yeah they said it just has to be commercially built.
My Dad is a contractor so that qualifies as commercial

Anyways I bought the tank used so it has no warranty.
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Its funny that they say use foam while other manufacturers say it voids warranty if you do use it. I guess it all depends on how they were manufactered. But I like the stand. It looks like it could hold a pickup truck.
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Yeah the stand is really over kill but better safe then sorry!
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