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Re: Testing for Leaks

Posted By: Impact <Relativity_17@hotmail.com>
Date: Tuesday, 5 November 2002, at 1:56 a.m.

In Response To: Testing for Leaks (Mr Leadfoot)

I'm pretty sure that the foam against the bottom of the tank is perfectly safe, and actually helps improve the integrety of the seams. With the bottom glass pressed against a surface, the weight and pressure is evenly distributed over the large amount of surface area. If you only give the edges some styrofoam, the bottom glass of the tank will have no support at all, hanging in the air. This puts all the water pressure down onto the glass bottom, and puts the weight of the tank onto the small area that is supported by the lower seams