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Old 10-26-2014, 01:20 PM   #11
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It's a masterpiece ahah!!!

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Old 10-26-2014, 01:21 PM   #12
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It should serve it's purpose quite well! In the future those cabinet pads would be just fine I'd think. Surely mum appreciates the effort

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Old 10-26-2014, 01:27 PM   #13
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It should serve it's purpose quite well! In the future those cabinet pads would be just fine I'd think. Surely mum appreciates the effort

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I hope she does..
It'd be a shame if the cabinet was to get damaged in some way....


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Old 10-26-2014, 01:37 PM   #14
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Just use towels down to avoid water spots and keep.it dry at all times, some finishes stain easier than others.

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Best way to pad an aquarium?

Right... £3 worth of sticky stuff and this is the end result:

I did try to get it symmetrical but very quickly gave up.


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Old 10-26-2014, 02:57 PM   #16
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For what it's worth, all those pads now create different pressure points along the bottom of the tank. Any one of them could cause the glass to break. A single piece of styrofoam cut to the size of the tank would serve 2 purposes: 1- it would act as a full pane support, 2- it would allow for any unevenness in the stand. Styrofoam will compress where it needs to and not where it doesn't. That means the tank will always be level. That's the best protection you can use.
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Old 10-26-2014, 03:55 PM   #17
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For what it's worth, all those pads now create different pressure points along the bottom of the tank. Any one of them could cause the glass to break. A single piece of styrofoam cut to the size of the tank would serve 2 purposes: 1- it would act as a full pane support, 2- it would allow for any unevenness in the stand. Styrofoam will compress where it needs to and not where it doesn't. That means the tank will always be level. That's the best protection you can use.

Really?
On a 10G?
The water is less than 12" deep.
Surely there can't be enough pressure in that to crack the glass.


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Really?
On a 10G?
The water is less than 12" deep.
Surely there can't be enough pressure in that to crack the glass.


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The short answer is YES, it can!
If glass has too much pressure at a single point, it can ( and usually does) crack. Consider that the water is approx 7.5 lbs per U.S gallon so you have the weight of the water, the weight of the decorations and the weight of the rest of the tank all being placed on that one point. If the tank isn't level or there is a pinpoint pressure on the bottom under the tank, the pressure cracks the glass. Just ask any tank manufacturer

FYI: I have had empty tanks crack when placed on their side but not on a level surface. A small piece of gravel can take out a side pane of glass this way.
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The short answer is YES, it can!

If glass has too much pressure at a single point, it can ( and usually does) crack. Consider that the water is approx 7.5 lbs per U.S gallon so you have the weight of the water, the weight of the decorations and the weight of the rest of the tank all being placed on that one point. If the tank isn't level or there is a pinpoint pressure on the bottom under the tank, the pressure cracks the glass. Just ask any tank manufacturer



FYI: I have had empty tanks crack when placed on their side but not on a level surface. A small piece of gravel can take out a side pane of glass this way.

Whys there always that one person to put me off something I've already done...


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