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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-01-2008, 02:25 PM Thread Starter
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TOO Much Foam Under Tank????

Hi All,

I'm just about to setup my first high tech planted tank.
I recently purchased a 60'' x 30" (high) x 18 (wide) 12mm glass, this is the biggest tank I've owned and certainly the heaviest.

I've placed the tank on 1 and a half inches of foam which is two sheets of foam placed on top of each other.

Can you have too much thickness of foam under the tank? Is what I've got in place appropriate?

cheers,

Pat

ps. I'm still acquiring some of the Co2 componentry and am looking forward to posting a journal thread.
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One sheet would be sufficient. I would be worried about compression with a tank that large and 1.5" of foam

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What is the purpose of the foam under the tank?
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It just absorbs any discrepancies in the surfaces like tank edges not being absolutely level with the base, and hence gives a better surface to surface contact to spread the load more evenly.

I've only ever used inch polystyrene tiles under my tanks. I can't see even a 3ft high tank needing more than a inch slab. I'd say one sheet should be fine for you.
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It just absorbs any discrepancies in the surfaces like tank edges not being absolutely level with the base, and hence gives a better surface to surface contact to spread the load more evenly.

I've only ever used inch polystyrene tiles under my tanks. I can't see even a 3ft high tank needing more than a inch slab. I'd say one sheet should be fine for you.
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No worries. Cheers for the rep.
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Hi All,

Thanks for the responses. i think i'll use one sheet just too be safe.

Cheers,

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