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Re: NFC: Re: aquarium stand

I have used particle board, but mostly to protect the table wood. It, or
thin polyfoam sheet, have the distinct advantage of insulating the bottom
from colder room air, which plant roots will not like very much on an
open-topped stand.

Any larger aquarium must be fully supported at all four corners *and* along
the edges of the rim most everywhere else. Slide a business card around and
find any really loose places. You may want to add some unobtrusive shim to
any really open gaps before adding substrate and water.

Tanks are surprisingly flexible, but some kinds of torque can eventually
break a bottom, front or back glass when least convenient. Just be sure the
tank has enough support that it will not want to twist when loaded with
hundreds of pounds of gravel and water. Push down hard on all four corners
in turn, and be sure the tank does not rock when empty. 99% of the time,
that's all you need to do to have a safe filling.


Joshua Wiegert wrote:
> Never once done it.
> Never once had any problems.
> Josh
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: nickel55 <nickel55 at worldnet_att.net>
> To: <nfc at actwin_com>
> Sent: Saturday, July 07, 2001 12:28 PM
> Subject: NFC: aquarium stand
>                                    I have read more than a few times, to put
> a sheet of polystyrene between the stand and the aquarium tank, to smooth
> out any irregularities. I know about getting the tank level but is this
> extra little cushion of safety really necessary. Do most of you, out there,
> do this?
> Nickel

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