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Just ordered my Red Sea Peninsula 650. Need suggestions for floor.

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46 minutes ago, chewie said:

Build the stand, put the tank on it and put a level perpendicular on the top of the tank. 

Bounce on either side of the long end of the tank and see if the bubble moves. 

If so, I'd consider other options. If not, fill it with freshwater and repeat  

It doesn't look like much foot traffic will be going on next to your tank the way your desks are set up but it would concern me if the tank will shift weight frequently due to the design of the stand. Cam lock fasteners are fine under normal conditions but prolonged weight shifting will loosen/stretch them out over time.

I have a Reefer 525, I worry about that on mine. It sits perpendicular on 3, 2 x 12 joists and a 4 x 8 beam. It rocks ever so slightly when full with my 230lb tookus  bouncing in front of the tank. No running going on in my living room!

I’ve always worried about cam locks in this hobby I would personally add other firms of attachment such as drilling in stainless or coated screws. They have there place justnot in this hobby IMO 

 

 

 

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I was going to add a bunch of stainless corner braces on my stand but I don't want to void the warranty. It is VERY sturdy. Plus mine is dead nuts level! 

We'll see how long it stays that way. I trust it. 

 

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It’s called Lifeproof  I have installed this in many houses now where it is expected to get wet.  Laundry rooms bathrooms kitchens and it is the bomb!!
That stuff rocks!! i installed it in the basement and where im goinh to put my new tank. it is tough stuff!!70b2c65ace2e0e99dc8a26618ba52578.jpg

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I am not a fan of the cam lock MDF stands either.....  I am sure Red Sea did there homework as they are not going to warranty something that would fall apart though.

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