PDA

View Full Version : Top slight water damaged help.


fishkeeprian
09/23/2017, 08:19 AM
Hello I've made some mods to my stand to imove the overall structure. There is areas of the top that don't sit flush with the sides due to a ltitle water damage. I assume I would need to put some sort of leveling foam under my tank to stop any pressure point? Photo attached and guidance would be appreciated.https://www.dropbox.com/s/f5yrgx42vcv5cvj/20170923_134319.jpg?dl=0

James404
09/23/2017, 08:27 AM
Does your tank have a bottom trim that goes around it? One option would be just to put a sheet of 1/4" plywood on the top.

If there is no bottom trim on the tank, you should definitely put a foam top on it since it needs to be evenly supported along the whole bottom pane of glass.

fishkeeprian
09/23/2017, 08:35 AM
Does your tank have a bottom trim that goes around it? One option would be just to put a sheet of 1/4" plywood on the top.

If there is no bottom trim on the tank, you should definitely put a foam top on it since it needs to be evenly supported along the whole bottom pane of glass.

It's a rimless tank. I was going to put foam under the tank definitely. Will the foam stop and stress cause by the slightly raised areas?

James404
09/23/2017, 08:38 AM
It's a rimless tank. I was going to put foam under the tank definitely. Will the foam stop and stress cause by the slightly raised areas?

Yep, you should be fine then, the foam will even out any inconsistencies.

fishkeeprian
09/23/2017, 08:55 AM
How thick would you go with the foam?

James404
09/23/2017, 01:33 PM
How thick would you go with the foam?

I think on my last 225g I did 1/2"

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4390/37021035866_bfa7d27f02_c.jpg

mcgyvr
10/11/2017, 11:06 AM
Yes assuming a true rimless (and no trim on the bottom either.. some tanks are rimless on top but a regular trim on the bottom.. like a deep blue rimless) then you MUST use the exact foam specified by the tank manufacturer to retain your warranty...

That foam will easily adapt for that slight top warp/issue..

fishkeeprian
10/11/2017, 01:21 PM
Yes assuming a true rimless (and no trim on the bottom either.. some tanks are rimless on top but a regular trim on the bottom.. like a deep blue rimless) then you MUST use the exact foam specified by the tank manufacturer to retain your warranty...

That foam will easily adapt for that slight top warp/issue..


Thanks. This tank is long out of warranty so I will.provide my own foam. What thickness would you recommend?

mcgyvr
10/11/2017, 04:41 PM
In general you shouldn't need more than like 1/8" or so..