SevenPorts is now introducing hybrid closed cell foam mats composed of rubber and foam composite materials.
SevenPorts Hybrid foam mat is recommended for use under all Mr. Aqua frameless aquariums or any flat bottom aquariums. The material composition of the mat offers support strength as well as slight leveling aspects. The use of this mat will smooth out uneven surfaces on your aquarium stands as well as compensate for leveling to a small degree. It is always recommended to have your stands as level as possible before continuing setup.
Uneven surfaces can add unnecessary stress to the aquarium bottom panel or walls. By having a proper, solid, and leveled stand – you can decrease the stress pressures thus increasing the integrity and longevity of the aquarium. All aquariums will flex to a degree and are designed to do so from manufacturing specifications. As aquarium keepers – we would want our investment to last. It is the utmost importance to make certain your aquarium stand is precisely even and leveled. SevenPorts Hybrid Foam mat will offer you that needed extra protection and make certain of an even stand surface for the aquarium.
Please do not use Styrofoam or any open cell foam as it has the tendency to crush and not regain (rebound) its shape. This does not offer much support or leveling attributes. Rather over time as it crushes, it can create pressure points and uneven areas which may increase the risks of catastrophic failure on the aquarium.