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Old 12-15-2012, 07:00 AM   #1
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Aquarium stand for basement bar


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I am building a bar immunity basement which will feature a 300 gallon aquarium. I plan on building the aquarium stand out of LVL lumber. My question is: will Lvl lumber be ok if it's right against concrete or should I build a green treat base such as 2x6 or plywood?

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Old 12-15-2012, 07:36 AM   #2
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I would use a natural type wood. I would be afraid that lvl or plywood would react to something in the tank. Maybe I just do not like those type of engineered types of wood.

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Unless the LVL chemicals magically find a way to travel through thick glass, I'm not too concerned with that aspect.
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If it's going to be in direct contact with the slab then use pressure treated or a foam sill under it.
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