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Old 09-20-2012, 10:30 PM   #11
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Why would cork be better? I wouldn't know which is, personally.
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styro will blow apart cork would be better as it wont fall apart
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:09 PM   #13
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Hmm, i think cork sounds like what i'll do! Thanks a lot everyone.
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Old 09-21-2012, 06:20 PM   #14
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styro will blow apart cork would be better as it wont fall apart
Blow apart? What do you mean? We've have had 60 plus tanks on foam in our fishroom for 2 1/2 years now and I haven't seen anything blow apart.
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styro disintegrates over time and falls apart
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styro disintegrates over time and falls apart
Not if you use the right type. If it disintegrated quickly, it wouldn't matter in landfills. Right? It is far from fast to biodegrade. Cork on the other hand is totally natural and will break down more quickly. Especially in the possible presence of water and heat. Just sayin'.

Just to be sure that we are talking apples to apples.... this type of styro insulation. http://www.homedepot.com/Building-Ma...searchNav=true
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HN1 could you show me which one is ideal out of that list, please?
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It comes in a blue or pink 4x8 sheet, it's the same thing I insulate fish shipping boxes with. It doesn't flake off like regular styro does if you bump the edge.

That said, ultimately a tank this size is likely fine without any support, so either way IMO.
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Old 09-22-2012, 12:03 AM   #19
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I'm gonna go with the safe rather than sorry approach on this one. Just personal preference, ya' know? Hm. I'm not really sure as to styrofoam or cork now. .__.
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Seems like i'm gonna go off of a $$$ basis. Haha again, thanks a lot to everyone!
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