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SharkBait48
02-16-2018, 05:07 AM
What do you guys put under your tank to help the foundation and your floor?

I have a 210 coming and want to have the proper foundation for it.

Frogger
02-16-2018, 07:11 AM
I put a floor jack in my basement right in the middle of my 90 gallon tank.

My stair case restricted the floor joists from extending wall to wall and I felt I needed to add a little more support.

My floor was out of level in my living room so I protected my hard wood floor with a layer of vinyl shelf paper and then poured a thin layer of self leveling concrete on top of the vinyl on the wood floor. I created a dam using 1x2s with tiny nails into the hard wood floor. I removed the wood once the concrete was dry. I painted the concrete the same colour (if black is a colour) as my cabinet so you do not even see it.

DKoKoMan
02-16-2018, 10:52 AM
I have a large commercial grade rubber mat (that you would find in a gym) and this has been good at protecting my laminate flooring.

SharkBait48
02-18-2018, 11:12 PM
Ya thatís exactly what Iím thinking.

Itís going on my basement floor which should be great for my foundation.

But itís on carpet and I want to use a heavy duty mat for this.

Where can I get something like those mats?

DKoKoMan
02-19-2018, 08:24 AM
Ya thatís exactly what Iím thinking.

Itís going on my basement floor which should be great for my foundation.

But itís on carpet and I want to use a heavy duty mat for this.

Where can I get something like those mats?

Just bought a large commercial mat from Winterburn Rd Costco for $30. Will be using this for my new setup. I believe itís sold in a 4í x 6í roll.

takeastabatit22
02-21-2018, 02:23 AM
What do you guys put under your tank to help the foundation and your floor?

I have a 210 coming and want to have the proper foundation for it.I used a rubber mat.
Now I wish I waxed or sealed my wood floor first.
I didn't think of water stuck under mat. Dampness and salt creep

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BCOrchidGuy
02-22-2018, 03:34 AM
Typically I use wooden frames but I have smaller tanks. Under the glass though I always cut some styrofoam thick enough to keep the plastic frame off the wood so the tank bottom actually sits on the styrofoam and the plastic frame is just off the wood.

SharkBait48
02-25-2018, 07:15 AM
Thanks guys

Think I found a 4x6 and 3/8 thick rubber mat at fitness depot I may go pick up.

SharkBait48
02-26-2018, 10:30 PM
Got one from Flaman fitness in Edmonton, 50 bucks and it is perfect