Fluval Eva 13.5 black plastic floating feet

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Hello Reefers

Hoping someone can shed some light here

The Fluval Evo 13.5 has black plastic 'feet / floating stand' under the base glass.

Has anyone removed it?

Reason I am asking - all the weight is on the 'feet / floating stand' and while I am sure fluval took this into consideration I am not sure if it's a good idea...

Would anyone recommend removing this?



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Wez

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Been in contact with fluval most of the day.

So yes the tank is meant to be floating and yes the black base thing is designed to take the weight etc

I did ask whether I should add supports under the floating parts but got told it's not needed.

They also advised the tank can take the slight extra weight of my new lid as the weight it evenly distributed over the whole tank (best I remove my spacers lol)
 
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Been in contact with fluval most of the day.

So yes the tank is meant to be floating and yes the black base thing is designed to take the weight etc

I did ask whether I should add supports under the floating parts but got told it's not needed.

They also advised the tank can take the slight extra weight of my new lid as the weight it evenly distributed over the whole tank (best I remove my spacers lol)
Good to hear.
I’d expect the foot to be able to support a lot more weight than a full tank + rocks. It would be a pretty crappy design to only hold the weight of roughly 13.5 gallons + rock.
 

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Been in contact with fluval most of the day.

So yes the tank is meant to be floating and yes the black base thing is designed to take the weight etc

I did ask whether I should add supports under the floating parts but got told it's not needed.

They also advised the tank can take the slight extra weight of my new lid as the weight it evenly distributed over the whole tank (best I remove my spacers lol)
I've been running a 1 gallon hob refugium ( if you can call it a fuge) on the side of mine, let the paranoia begin
 
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