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Re: Stand advice

Postby Katfish » Fri Sep 23, 2011 6:47 pm

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Re: Stand advice

Postby Katfish » Sat Sep 24, 2011 7:11 pm

Right lucky enough my next door neighbour had some 18mm ply for me to have a play around to c how it would look and to be honest its not great now i have come across this

http://www.diy.com/diy/jsp/bq/nav.jsp?a ... egories%3C{9372016}%2fcategories%3C{9372053}%2fcategories%3C{9372277}%2fcategories%3C{9392118}%2fspecificationsProductType%3dwalnut_effect_board&fh_eds=%C3%9F&isSearch=false

It is 18mm thick but not as solid like ply but would I get away with this for a 6" over hang if using 25mm Polystyrene under the tank ?
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Re: Stand advice

Postby Big Den » Tue Sep 27, 2011 8:29 pm

Sorry, only just seen this, DO NOT USE THE CONTIBOARD the slightest bit of moisture and it will soak it up like a sponge, swell up and distort, It is also not thick enough. If you want to use something other than 18mm plywood then go for a 30mm kitchen worktop. This is designed to repel moisture and is sealed, contiboard has iron on edging and is only good enough for vertical pieces below the top section. The worktop can be bought in colours that will match your cabinet or at least compliment it.
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Re: Stand advice

Postby Katfish » Tue Sep 27, 2011 8:34 pm

Cool as I was looking at kitchen worktops today in B&Q and thought they would look better than the conti board and the extra thickness would be even better.

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Re: Stand advice

Postby malakye » Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:41 pm

The vast majority of tank stands are made from conti board but Den is right they do rot when wet, thats why my own stand had to be replaced.
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