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Old 10/22/2018, 09:51 AM   #1
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DIY Stand for 210 gal Aqueon

I'm building my first aquarium stand and it's for a relatively big tank (Aqueon 180g or 210g). I know that support is required on the edges and the center bracing. What I don't know is what goes on with the glass in those open areas. Is it important that those areas be left open for the glass to expand downward? Or is it better to support every inch of the bottom if possible? I'd like to build my stand with with lots of support (I tend to over design) and then cover with a layer of 1/2" or 3/4" plywood. I was also thinking about a layer of neoprene between the plywood and the glass bottom tank. I'd hate to go to all that trouble to find out that the glass bottom does better with edge and center bracing support only! NOTE: I'll be drilling the back for synergy 16" shadow overflow (so no pre-drilled holes in the bottom of the tank). Thoughts?

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