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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-11-2017, 08:04 AM Thread Starter
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Aquarium safe wood protection

I'm making my own aquarium table with a nice looking oak table top. I was protecting the bottom side from moisture with a plastic they use in construction (before pouring concrete they put in a plastic sheet to prevent moisture being sucked out of the concrete --> that stuff).
However it looks hidious. I now want to take the plastic off but I need to find some sort of an oil that is aquarium safe.
I have a food-safe lin seed oil used to protect butcher blocks..would that be something usable? I do not want to add toxins to the water because of my stupidity..
Thank you for any remarks or suggestions!
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-11-2017, 10:43 AM
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Polyurethane is inert and food safe when allowed to fully cure. That's what is commonly used on professionally built aquarium stands that aren't fiber board dumpster fires. Its also what I've used on the two amature built aquarium stands I made myself.
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Polyurethane. Food grade epoxy paints. Pond shield . Pond armor. Fiberglass resin.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-14-2017, 05:00 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you guys! You are of great help
I went with the polyurethane used to finish dining tables so I should be fine
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