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    Default Pressure foam under large aquarium advice

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    Setting up a 72" long 125 gal on a support I already know is irregular so I need to compensate all that I can. I've run up on this Youtube video showing the use of what is called pressure foam or possibly polystrom to help compensate for my kind of tank support issue. I've searched a couple online aquarium supply stores but I haven't been able to turn up any such product.

    Here's the video...

    Did a search on polystrom and it seems like it's out of Australia, and I'm guessing there's a US equivalent.

    Does anyone know where I should look for this kind of foam?


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    I think this is what you are looking for,
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    That works great mommy. However, I just use 2 or 3 layers of decoupling mats. You can get them in the flooring section of your local hardware store. They are used under wood and tile floors to evenly distribute weight.
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    I use the 1/2" rigid foam board under my 220g . (The pink stuff) when It was first suggested to me I thought that the weight would certainly crush the foam, but I guess the weight is spread out over enough area, because it did not smash it at all. When I set up my tank I was really concerned because I built the stand myself. And even though I was very meticulous about construction I was still concerned with all that weight.

    I hope this helps.
    . Scott.

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    I put styrofoam under my tanks and it seems to do the jobs I had foam under two 180's glass and a100 plex
    Last edited by 4Mike; 02-20-2013 at 10:26 PM.

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