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Old 10-26-2014, 08:05 AM   #1
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Best way to pad an aquarium?

So I need to pad the bottom of my 10G so mother dearest is assured that it won't damage her precious cabinet.

I have these lil felt tabs:

Would an assortment of these do?
Or would I need something with more surface?


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Old 10-26-2014, 08:54 AM   #2
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Something like this:

Any obvious problems?


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Old 10-26-2014, 10:10 AM   #3
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No padding under the walls might be a concern. I cannot tell if the walls are next to or resting on top of the bottom pane. On a larger tank IMO those pads would appear as "pressure points".
Perhaps another material such as a sheet of insulation styrofoam would work better.


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I would use a piece of styro cut to the same size as the base. You can paint it black to look better. It will help prevent water getting beneath the tank as well as protecting from scratches and other marks.
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Better to use a thin sheet of styrofoam, or Get a roll of foam shelf liner form Walmart and cut to fit - it stops scratches and sliding.

With your solution, make sure that you evenly support the perimeter, especially corners.
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No padding under the walls might be a concern. I cannot tell if the walls are next to or resting on top of the bottom pane. On a larger tank IMO those pads would appear as "pressure points".
Perhaps another material such as a sheet of insulation styrofoam would work better.


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The sides weren't covered so I've gone and done that..


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I'm really trying to save as much money as possible..


All of these cost £2 in total and they are readily available whenever I want.


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That is pretty inexpensive ($3.22 USD) and looks like a lot of the bottom is covered. It will probably be okay. Heck, why not splurge and get more to fill in the gaps?


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That is pretty inexpensive ($3.22 USD) and looks like a lot of the bottom is covered. It will probably be okay. Heck, why not splurge and get more to fill in the gaps?


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I guess it'd definitely be easier to just get that sheet thing that you mentioned, but this is a perfect way to waste a lazy Sunday


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It's a masterpiece ahah!!!

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