02-19-2013, 05:13 PM #1Member Platy
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Pressure foam under large aquarium advice
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?
02-19-2013, 05:14 PM #2
I think this is what you are looking for, http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...1#.USOyxmdnGSoWhen I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
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02-19-2013, 05:37 PM #3
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.Money can't buy happiness, but it sure can pay the rent.
02-20-2013, 11:37 AM #4
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.
02-20-2013, 10:13 PM #5Banned Goldfish
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- Whidbey Island Washington State
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.