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godzilabob
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PostPosted: 2004.10.11(Mon)12:09    Post subject: Protecting HARDWOOD floor when setting up a tank... Reply with quote

Hi there...brand new hardwood...and I know from the past that there can be problems w/ leaks...splashing during water changes etc...
IS THERE ANY WAY to make sure that the hardwood is protected? can anything be built like a plastic something or other that 'encompasses' the stand and 'catches' any water that may leak or overflow or anything???
Its brand new flooring and water would kill it!!!
thanks for any suggestions...
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Dan0504
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PostPosted: 2004.10.11(Mon)17:31    Post subject: Reply with quote

maby just put some waterproof selant on the floor or I just layed a towel down on the floor duringw ater changes and promptly wipe all water up
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PostPosted: 2004.10.11(Mon)19:18    Post subject: thanks... Reply with quote

I was referring more to "leaks" rather than "splashes" during h20 changes...
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PostPosted: 2004.10.11(Mon)19:26    Post subject: Reply with quote

o sorry well whats leaking if its your tank well Exclamation yeas buy some plastic at a hardware store put it under I don't know of any stuff made for that purpose but.... idk how you can lift that tank if its full?
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Jeff Zirul
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PostPosted: 2004.10.11(Mon)23:42    Post subject: Reply with quote

If your floors are truly hardwood, they should be finished with a sealer and a top coat. This will protect them from water damage. This is what I have in my house, freshly refinished maple floors. I just make sure to have a scrap of carpet on the floor where I set my bucket. After making my mess, a quick wipe with a towel and all is well.

If you have pre-finished hardwood floors (the finish is already on the wood before it is laid down) you will have to be careful of water getting into the joints. Lay a towel under a scrap of carpeting and all should be well.

If you have hardwood laminate, it is already waterproof, and you really don't have to worry beyond wiping the water up.

Hope this helps.
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