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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-04-2017, 09:38 AM Thread Starter
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Another aquarium stand - advice pls

Slapped together this bench for my 112L 80x35x40cm (~20G 30x13x15 in) tank. It's leca blocks (similar to cinderblocks) and lumber, and I'm not the least bit worried about support. I am, however, a teensy bit thoughtful about the fact that the lumber doesn't make for an even surface, though it's absolutely level over all. I'm going to place the tank on a thick slab of styrofoam, but will this be enough or should I put MDF board or something similar under the styro?



In case anyone's curious, it's fresh lumber that I banged up a bit and then treated with black tea and vinegar+rust, to give it a distressed look.

Oh and don't worry. The electronics will be under the bed on the right, not exposed right underneath the tank.
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I would definitely use a styrofoam sheet under the tank, if you do not like the colour of the styrofoam you can always use a black marker and color the edges.

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It'll have about 10cm of styro underneath it, so I'm hoping that'll be enough to even out pressure!
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I would not do the styro as it has several things that I don't like and adds very little. Work to avoid twist in the bottom and let the rest go. For the bad side of styro, you will likely find water creeps in under the styro and that can't be wiped out so tends to stay wet and lead to damage of some sort to the wood. Not a big loss but then the edges will also show and so I don't bother for the small feeling it gives me. Any small point that sticks up on the wood will be more likely to make the wood bow down enough to match rather than push the tank and water up.
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