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Old 10/17/2018, 01:40 PM   #1
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Padding Recommendation for 65 gal Glass Tank

I have a 65 gal Reef Savvy rimless tank that I am getting ready to startup. It sits on a slab of granite. I want to protect it from cracking and read some use Yoga pads. Looking online there are 1/4 inch and 1/2 inch pads available. I received some 1/4 inch material and it seems like it would squish down a lot given the tanks weight. Should I go with the 1/2? TIA!


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Old 10/17/2018, 09:07 PM   #2
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Reef savvy may recommend a specific one to maintain the warranty..
Give then a call..

Thickness by itself doesnt give all the details...Its mkre about the durometer of the foam..That defines houlw much weighf it can take


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Old 10/17/2018, 10:13 PM   #3
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I'll give them a call tomorrow...my tank is 8 years old but I am sure they have a recommendation. I am not sure what the durometer of a yoga pad is - do you mean density? I went ahead and ordered a 1/2 inch pad - what the heck, its only $20.


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Old 10/17/2018, 10:33 PM   #4
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I think that a 65 gallon of saltwater is very heavy for any mat.
Your best answer is to find out whether the granite is level or not; and if the bottom panel tempered/ strong enough to withstand any unevenness.


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Old 10/18/2018, 05:54 AM   #5
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I'll give them a call tomorrow...my tank is 8 years old but I am sure they have a recommendation. I am not sure what the durometer of a yoga pad is - do you mean density? I went ahead and ordered a 1/2 inch pad - what the heck, its only $20.
I thought you had a new tank and as such in order to keep the warranty you need to use what the manufacturer recommends for a mat on a rimless tank..
8yrs old is a different story..
Any 1/2" yoga type pad "should" offer sufficient protection from stress points,etc...

Others use that pink insulation foam sheets from the home improvement stores..


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Old 10/18/2018, 07:48 AM   #6
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Thx!


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