Shock absorbent inert material

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  1. cybervic

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    Hi, I'm looking for a type of shock absorbent material that can be used inside a saltwater tank.

    Anyone have any ideas? I thought styrofoam, but after some research, found that it breaks up/down in saltwater.

    Thanks
     
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    Polystyrene not any good cybervic?
     
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    May I ask what you are trying to do so that I can give you a more informed suggestion...
     
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    bubble wrap? and i was going to ask what Manic asked hehe
     
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    styrofoam and polystyrene not the same thing? I have this feeling that my 12 000lph pump puts too much strain on the glass when it starts and stops. I want something to buffer some of that impact or I need to think of new ways to mount pumps.

    Thanks
     
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    Doesnt the pump have rubber feet?
     
  8. cybervic

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    [​IMG]. This is the outside fitting. Looks similar inside. I'm just thinking that this might be one of the reasons for cracking side panes on tanks.

    The pump force is diffrent if the pump is used on the back pane and turned sideways


    Grr okay Image only shows ons tapatalk .... anyways look at the sicce wave pumps.
     
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    MMMM interesting thoughts Cybervic, I have installed the exact same Sicce's and my side Panel burst... not sure if this is related but might be something to ponder on... what about a kind of pvc lining? not sure how shock obsorbent they would be.
     
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