Bare Bottom ABS?

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  1. Gary

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    What have folks used on the bottom of their bare bottom tanks to cover/protect the glass? Is the old black textured ABS from Menards a good bet? Do you glue it down?
     
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    Mine was custom made by crystal reef aquatics and it’s ABS bottomed on a floating glass . I guess you have to glue it down with silicone so as not to let detritus get it .

    Question is how good are you with silicone and glueing glass ? If not , it’s easy to mess up

    But it’s so amazing not to every worry about rocks shattering the bottom pane and coralline algae really loves this shit

    Here’s a pic of mine
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    I have THIS place bookmarked, going with a piece of seafoam color textured Starboard in my 50 cube.
    IMO best of both worlds you get close to sand color and texture but in a bare bottom setup.
    Another vendor.
     
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    So do I have to empty the tank and silicone it down? I was just wanting to chuck it in there after I vacuum the sand out. Then start putting back my rocks.
     
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    From everything I've read you want to silicone it down
     
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    Yes ! Or else you will end up with a pile of detritus that will only grow in volume with time .
     

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