Starboard?

Discussion in 'Fish Tank Brands and Kits' started by benbabcock, Feb 3, 2014.

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  1. benbabcock

    benbabcock Bubble Tip Anemone

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    So i'm planning out my 125 and was thinking of going BB but i dont really like the look of the glass for reflections and dirt accumulation. I heard people use "starboard". What is this stuff and where can i get it? Anyone here using it? Let me know ur feelings too!
     
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  3. Todd_Sails

    Todd_Sails Giant Squid

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    STARBOARD! Oh, we're not sailing.

    Don't know either but sounds good.
     
  4. Av8Bluewater

    Av8Bluewater Giant Squid

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    I've heard of people using cutting board material but I think it needs to be siliconed down so nastiness doesn't get under it.
     
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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
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    oldfishkeeper Giant Squid

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    one of the members on here has tiles on the bottom of her tank. It looks really cool.
     
  7. benbabcock

    benbabcock Bubble Tip Anemone

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    hmmm...the tiles sound like a very good option. maybe i'll get some with a "sandy" complexion so it doesnt look too outta place. anyone know if a clam would be able to get a foothold into a porcelain tile?
     
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  9. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Sure they would. I would make sure that any glaze or tile muds are SW safe. Some contain metals and may not be reef safe.
     
  10. ingtar_shinowa

    ingtar_shinowa Giant Squid

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    I used "starboard" under my sand on my newer 125 build. I like the idea of a little impact absorption just in case. Because I live in Montana and not a big nautical area, it was called High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) sheeting. I paid 7 bucks and love it. I did not glue it down and after almost a year nothing is 'under' it.