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Old 02-08-2013, 01:31 PM   #16
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Since my setup is designed to support the tank by it's outer frame only, I don't think I will be able to use sheets of anything.
your assumption is incorrect. you're not supported the glass with the sheet, you're supporting just the rim. a typical sheet comes in at 4'x8' and should span the entire footprint of the tank. This is no different than putting a piece of plywood down for the tank to sit on.
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:32 PM   #17
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your assumption is incorrect. you're not supported the glass with the sheet, you're supporting just the rim. a typical sheet comes in at 4'x8' and should span the entire footprint of the tank. This is no different than putting a piece of plywood down for the tank to sit on.
Gotcha. I appreciate all the input. I don't want to overthink this, but I also don't want to spring a leak...or worse. Thanks.
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Default Got it perfectly level and no gaps!

Thank you all for your input.

I hired a pro to level the stand on my my carpeted basement floor. They used 12" x 12" vinyl flooring tiles for shims to level the stand. Once they had it level, they cut off the excess flooring material.

Day before they arrived, I traced the top of the stand on a 3mm thick yoga mat and cut out a padded "frame" for the top of the stand, and lightly siliconed this frame to the top of the stand.

This method works perfectly for me so far!
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:50 AM   #19
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That stand looks like it's been sitting up for 14 years =.=

You should wipe down those dusty edges. I would've refinished it though.
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That stand looks like it's been sitting up for 14 years =.=

You should wipe down those dusty edges. I would've refinished it though.
Thanks! It's a work in progress. Sorry for the bad pics. I won't be refinishing it, but I will get out the Pledge!
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