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Old 05-31-2023, 10:50 PM   #1
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Uneven surface - top of wire shelf

Hey guys - I'm trying to set a rimless ~10 gallon bow front tank on the top shelf of a wire rack. The rack has very high weight tolerance (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075TJ7955?). So that isn't going to be a problem. The problem is that the tank extends across the entire shelf, including the posts, which makes for a very uneven surface. I'm pretty sure a rimless can't just rest on the corners as shown. And I don't think placing a foam pad underneath will be adequate. My best idea is to just put a 3/4" piece of plywood on top of the four corners and expect it hold up to bowing in the middle. Thoughts and ideas?
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Old 06-01-2023, 07:03 PM   #2
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The plywood might be your best bet. Get the thickest you can so that there won't be much movement from the weight of the tank. I do suggest using styrofoam under the tank/over the plywood to help compensate for any slight movements.
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Old 06-09-2023, 03:35 PM   #3
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All glass rimless tanks should have 3/4” plywood under them with the neoprene mat to smooth out any imperfections.
Fish tanks are just complex math equations, but Iím not good with numbers.
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