Still have some shoring up to do on this cabinet that holds the 59 gallon tank. The tank was built for this old hi-fi cabinet, very pretty, and I know that the thing has held togther under this tank for over 10 years, but I am nervous as all get-out about cabinet failure (in the den next to the stereo and big TV).
I've gotten some help to shore up the back, and now realize I want to shore up the front, too, even though that will further restrict access through the doors. I also need to level it some, as it tips forward about 1/4 inch. Guess I'll take my time, shore up the front, then refill and test the level again before I try to tip the whole thing back a quarter inch.
Meanwhile, I'm thinking about cushioning for the tank botom. With my 29 gallon tank, I used a sheet of styrofoam, wrapped in black tape, and it sure is ugly.
I think I read somewhere about using insulation foam around the rim of a tank -- seems that would be useful for the iron stands, but would it help a 45 inch long tank sitting on a flat wooden top?
Are there any other things I ought to consider using as a cushion?