what can I use to support a heavy tank decoration?

jarthel

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I have a trunk here that's probably around 20Kg. I'm just wondering what can I use inside the tank to the trunk does not damage the bottom plate?

maybe styrofoam (the same white packaging material used to protect brand new TVs)? Though I am unsure if these would last submerged in water.

thanks for the help :)
 

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I used polystyrene, the stuff you buy from your fish shop to rest tanks on.

I didn't really like the idea of putting something so synthetic in there, but apparently it is completely inert. No cracks yet.

R
 

jarthel

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egg crate is made out of cardboard? The ones (the call it egg tray and can hold 2 dozen eggs) that I've seen uses cardboard.

thanks again
 

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rufus_blackwell said:
I used polystyrene, the stuff you buy from your fish shop to rest tanks on.

I didn't really like the idea of putting something so synthetic in there, but apparently it is completely inert. No cracks yet.

R
that's styrofoam! thanks you for sharing your experience :)
 

jarthel

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I have never seen those egg crate yet. :( I'll ask the reef aquariums and ask if they sell any. But I'm beginning to think there'll be massive mark-up :(
 

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Check your local hardware or lighting store as the stuff is often used for a grill over recessed fluro tubes in the ceiling

Regards

Ollie
 

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EggCrate is not the stuff that eggs come in. I thought it was used to give hight and allow circulation around live rock in marine tanks. As i understood in this post it is just to be used to protect the base? All you need is the egg crate below or an old sponge from a filter or a grate from an old under gravel filter etc. Anything that gives some padding and will increase the surface of the nobbly bits of the wood.

Rob
 

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look on ebay mate. its cheap as.. well eggs. :lol:

you can get metal egg crate but the plstic ones are better for what we use it for.
 
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