08-12-2012, 08:22 PM
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just pick it up and move it. I wouldn't bother with the board. Just do your very best to keep it level. I wouldn't worry too much about accidentally having some catfish stuck out of water for a tiny bit. Main issue is that water is 8 pounds per gallon and one end of the tank being slightly lower then the other is gonna throw a lot of weight towards that end and whoever is carrying it. Either way it is going to be heavier then you expect. The tank itself will be fine, you are simply going across the room. And yes most US tanks very little of the bottom pane makes contact with the stand. Typically all weight is transferred through the trim.
I really wouldn't worry. If it makes you feel better there is a 15 gallon sitting at my apartment and the ONLY part touching the stand is the trim along width of the tank, the entire lenght is unsupported. Its full of water and I'm really not concerned about it breaking. Though its only a 15 gallon, I certainly don't recommend that, and I would not do it with most tanks.
Last edited by Mikaila31; 08-12-2012 at 08:25 PM..