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Old 12-08-2013, 05:32 AM   #11
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This is the tank all siliconed up just need to put in a center brace andim done it ended up being 41.9 gallons
You postpone things a lot less than i do. Congrats on the rebuild. Looking forward to seeing pics of the tank
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Old 12-08-2013, 05:42 AM   #12
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Thanks haha i try get as much done as i can when i have the motorvation otherwise it will never get done haha this is the tank its still curning

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Old 12-08-2013, 06:52 AM   #13
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Exclamation Well done on the build!

Put polystyrene under your tank! Forgot to mention this, you may be doing it, I read about this before my first one went together. I use inch thick but any thickness will do.

Prevents base panel cracking, if there is any particulate matter between base panel and stand this can potentially crack the bottom of the tank. A grain of sand is all it takes. The polystyrene will act as a cushion, long term piece of mind.
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Very nice. It should have plenty of room to create a nice scape. I should get my tank done next weekend if other things don't come up.
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Could you use a piece of carpet instead of the polystyrene?
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Could you use a piece of carpet instead of the polystyrene?
I don't see why not? I just read use polystyrene, I've used it as advised so I can confirm its suitability. Any soft barrier I guess would work. Foam mat (yoga? Mat or exercise mat), carpet underlay.
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You need to use something that will absorb any little bits and still be rigid. Styro does this, as well as absorbing any discrepencies in the flatness of the top of the stand. Carpet may not and you wouldn't want it getting wet.
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You need to use something that will absorb any little bits and still be rigid. Styro does this, as well as absorbing any discrepencies in the flatness of the top of the stand. Carpet may not and you wouldn't want it getting wet.
Yes, mouldy carpet, not nice. Polystyrene is waterproof.
Other point is of good value.
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My 6ft tank cracked because it didnt have styrafoam that is how i made this tank
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