Should I Place Something Under Aquarium?

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Hello so I have brought home a second hand aquarium (2 aquariums in two months ... I guess that’s how this hobby goes )

I don’t have anything under my other aquarium. I was wondering, because I just recently seen in shop some rubber mat to place under aquarium, and I also seen someone having a polystyrene under theirs aquarium. What purpose does this serve? And what would you recommend me to do for my new 54 liter long aquarium?
 

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Does the tank have a rim on it? Is the whole rim supported by the stand? If both answers are yes, then you don't need a mat.
 
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TexasDomer said:
Does the tank have a rim on it? Is the whole rim supported by the stand? If both answers are yes, then you don't need a mat.
This is what the tank looks like. It has the top to it too, but I need to clean it first. I’m just having some water in overnight to make sure it is not leaking because of some auirbubbles which I can see when I look down in the sides. But yes, it does have a plastic rim around. And the air pockets are probably just between the rim and the glass, not in the silicone... but just to be sure.

I plan on having it flat on a table. Also, there is really no place in my apartment where the aquarium could stand completely leveled because of old wooden uneven floors. I thought maybe the rubber mat serves as something to keep the aquarium in place, or to distribute the pressure more evenly or something.
 

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Looks like it should be fine without the mat, just make sure the entire rim is supported. If it's just uneven by a little, 1/8-1/4" or so, it shouldn't be too much of a problem, but you can shim the stand or use a mat to level it out.

The mats are common for rimless tanks, as the entire bottom needs to be supported since there's no rim.
 
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TexasDomer said:
Looks like it should be fine without the mat, just make sure the entire rim is supported. If it's just uneven by a little, 1/8-1/4" or so, it shouldn't be too much of a problem, but you can shim the stand or use a mat to level it out.

The mats are common for rimless tanks, as the entire bottom needs to be supported since there's no rim.
Thank you so much for explanation!
 
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