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Old 04-12-2017, 09:22 PM   #1
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Plastic cushion for bottom of the aquarium for heavy rocks

Where do I find the black plastic 1 -2" WEBB like material to put on the bottom of my 55 gallon tank so that I don't place these heavy rocks on the bottom of the glass tank?
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You could use egg crate (not the foam for mattresses but the white, plastic grid light diffuser material) or plastic canvas/knitting mesh sold in hobby shops. Both will prevent direct contact of the rocks with then glass. IMO the egg crate will do a better job at diffusing the weight.
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I'm not familiar with that, but our local Home Depot or Lowe's should have egg crate, which many people use.
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light diffuser (eggcrate) is a regularly used product to remove hard or sharp objects from the bottom of aquaria.
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Old 04-13-2017, 07:31 AM   #5
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I use the plastic/rubber mat that you see in kitchens on the drainer by the sink.
I put about 250kg of slate on top of these with no issue.

Before the rocks,
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After the rocks,
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I used a piece of polycarbonate about 1/2 thick.
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Thanks for your advice.
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