Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
When using an extra thick layer of substrate, or adding a load of stones in the tank, I would pay more attention to the aquarium stand than the aquarium itself. A stand which would take the load and not change in shape (sag or buckle) will keep your aquarium safe, the total weight would not matter.
Next attention must be given to particular pressure points when piling rocks and/or using bigger rocks. Pressure when excessive at points, tend to crack the glass; the potential is a waiting time bomb. The trick here is to use a firm grid (like craft net) just above the glass before adding the substrate and the rocks. The grid tends to spread the pressure created at points wider and thus reduce the potential danger.
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Last edited by essabee; 09-03-2009 at 11:29 AM.