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Old 05-11-2021, 12:53 PM   #1
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Large tank question

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I may have a dumb question - I am getting a 5ft long, 120 gallon.

I have read with larger tanks, its best to put something between the stand and tank? Is this true? It will be a glass tank.

Appreciate any help,
Ryan
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You mean like a mat? I think thats always good practice regardless of tank size.
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What sort of mat do you use? Just styrofoam?
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I dont have a tank as big as yours, but i think a sheet of Styrofoam is normal on larger tanks. I just use foam drawer liners, they seem to work fine for me on smaller tanks.

https://www.firstmats.co.uk/products...rk-bench-liner
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I saw a King of DIY video a few years back, where a tiny imperfection on the top of the stand caused the base of his tank to crack in the middle of the night. 100g of water on the floor. A mat would have prevented this. Of course it may never happen, but better safe than sorry.
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