SunBearQ Posted March 31, 2022 Share Posted March 31, 2022 (edited) Hi there, So I bought a new 50 gal acrylic aquarium that has been running for 5 months now. I was lucky to find a used stand/hood combo that matches it and decided to throw a sheet of 1/2 inch insulation board on top of it for any level discrepancies. This is my first acrylic aquarium and I believe that the bottom needs to be fully supported unlike framed aquariums (only the perimeter). I was thinking of swapping out the white insulation board for some 1/2 inch closed cell neoprene and thought I should see if the board was sufficiently supporting the base. I unfortunately learnt that I was able to slide a sheet of paper 4 inches under the center of the aquarium from the front and 6 inches from the back. The aquarium has a brace in the middle and the dimensions of it are 36”L X 15”W X 20”H. My question is, is this a problem? I understand that this would definitely be a problem for aquariums with no brace but was not sure about acrylic ones with a brace. If possible, I would also like an opinion on which neoprene sheet I ordered would be best to use. I have attached photos of my setup and the neoprene sheets for your review. Thank so much for your help! (Btw, I have no idea why some of my photos are posting sideways. They are not like that in my photo album and I can’t edit the orientation. Apologies.) Edited March 31, 2022 by SunBearQ Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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