PVC for tank base

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  1. Oopkrane

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    Can a sheet of 10 - 15mm PVC used as a base for tank on stand?
    The stand has sufficient support.
    Thanks
     
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    I would imagine that it could work provided the top of the stand is a solid piece so theres no room for the sheet to bow...? @RiaanP?
     
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    what is the price of a 10 to 15mm sheet PVC? Compared to glass?

    If properly supported, preventing bowing and it splitting, it could work. Should be able to handle a bit of stress better than glass, or a rock being dropped.

    But:
    If PVC would work, then guys would have used it long time ago.
     
  5. Oopkrane

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    I think the wording of my question is wrong. What I want to do is replace the standard sheet of wood used between tank glass/foamalite and stand with PVC sheet.
     
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    Why not rather use closed cell foam. Black. Between tank and stand?
     
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    i think it would work but the problem is expence...
     
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    why would you want to ? do you have a piece lying around ?
     
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    I have a second hand tank without the foamalite base and want a black bottom.
     
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