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Where to buy foam to place under aquarium on stand?

I'm setting up a 125g for the first time tomorrow on a homemade stand. I've read to place styrofoam or some kind of padding on the stand to rest the aquarium on. Where can I buy this and what is it called? I checked menards and all I found was big 3/4" sheets of polytherune? Styrofoam? It was for house insulation. Is this the right stuff? Thanks.
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You can put a yoga mat under it. They sell them everywhere. Target, Walmart, 5 below etc

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Under my 27 gallon, I have foam mats that people put in their garage for an exercise room or something similar. I picked mine up at Home Depot, they sell them in small packs or, if a pack is open the single squares. There was a variety of colors and they can be put together (the edges are like puzzle pieces) if you need a wider area.

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I use the insulation sort of Styrofoam, but about 1/2" thick. 2' x 4' sheets. I get it at Home Depot. I think other sorts of mats would work, too. I have seen some mats in a place that specializes in automotive accessories for trailers and tool boxes for work trucks. Not very thick, but resilient, and black. Probably nicer looking than the white styro sticking out from under a tank.
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I ended up buying a sheet of cheapo flat carpet from Home Depot. Should work right?
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I have a standard styrofoam insulation you buy in sheets at home depot. Mine is 1/2" for a 100g tank, but if I'd do it again I would probably go with thinner, like 3/8

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