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  1. #1

    Default some lower tank trim is missing

    0 Not allowed!
    I bought a used tank recently and even more recently noticed that it is missing one piece of the black trim that surrounds the bottom ot the tank. This particular plastic holds the bottom of the glass approx 1/8" off of the stand and is one of the short pieces.
    This bottom 'ring' is made of a bunch of glued in place pieces and offers no strength to the tank and as such really isn't necessary.
    Should I remove the rest of the trim to level up the bottom and set the tank down on a piece of high density styrofoam? Or should I leave the trim in place and set it on styrofoam? I could try making a shim of the right thickness to support the tank , maybe?
    What do you all think?
    I am not near the tank this moment but as I recall it is 4'x18"x2't and the glass is 1/2" or more.

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    I don't have a stand yet, but I intend to make something similar to this fellow members stand:

    I had thought to cap it in plywood then set the tank on polystyrene or styrofoam with trim to conceal the ugly stuff. Or maybe I could be extra careful during construction and let the glass sit on the frame (which is dead flat in my dreams). That would expose the bottom glass for some interesting viewing angles of the shipwreck theme I have planned.

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    Never had this problem, so...

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  5. #5


    0 Not allowed!
    Do you have a picture of what you are talking about?

    You would want it to be as level as possible.
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