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post #1 of 11 Old 10-04-2008, 08:51 AM Thread Starter
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Alright, my platy just had babies and somehow I managed to save a lot of them. I think like 12, Its hard to count though Anyways, I'm going to set up my QT as a grow out tank for them, then only problem is I don't have a stand for the tank. I could put it on my dresser but I don't think I trust it. I have a bed side table that would do the job but its like 1mm smaller then the tanks frames so a little bit of the frame, and I mean like half a millimeter on both sides is over the table... Should I risk it? Or do you think my tank would just break in half?




Hah, my cat obsessed with this tank, she'll be sad when theres water in it. Anyways, suggestions? I have a feeling this won't work out but I don't know where else to put this thing And I can't keep the fry in the fry net for too long..

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post #2 of 11 Old 10-04-2008, 06:37 PM
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Love the "catfish". LOL

What size tank is it? A 10 gallon? If it's a small tank like a 10 gallon I think it may be ok. I have my 10 gallon on a cedar chest but it's got plenty of room on either side.

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post #3 of 11 Old 10-04-2008, 07:13 PM
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I used to have my 10 gallon tank on my bedside table for about 3 months, full to the brim. Just make sure you put a piece of flat foam under the tank, that will fit its footprint, if not bigger, just for safety.

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post #4 of 11 Old 10-04-2008, 08:20 PM
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Looks fine to me. As I can see it, it looks like it's just a teeny tiny bit of the plastic rim that is overhanging. Where the glass side meets the bottom looks to be on the stand. I would do it.
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post #5 of 11 Old 10-04-2008, 08:48 PM
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Or, if you really aren't sure if jsut the foam is safe... You could get a piece of inch thick wood cut, slightly bigger than your tanks footprint by and inch lengthwise and an inch widthwise, and put that on your bedside. Then put a foam piece about half an inch thick, the same size as the piece of wood on top of it, then finally set your tank on top of both of them.

This is an extremity that isn't needed, although the foam is a must for any tank without a properly manafactured stand.

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post #6 of 11 Old 10-04-2008, 09:24 PM
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your cat thinks its a kitty litter
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post #7 of 11 Old 10-05-2008, 07:04 AM Thread Starter
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Lol yeah its a ten gallon.

Thanks guys!! I have a piece of wood already that came with the stand for my 20 gallon I'm not to sure why, but I'll use that and find this "foam."

Where do I get it? Home depot kinda thing?

Thanks again guys!

Edit: I don't know why I didn't think of this before, but if my fat cat can like hang off the side trying to get in it then I'm sure it can handle some water

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post #8 of 11 Old 10-05-2008, 11:25 AM Thread Starter
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Ok I put the piece of wood under, I don't have any foam though. Lol I had a hard time taking this pic, I wasn't using my tripod and I was a little shaky


what do you think? Is it safe for water now?

edit: I just realized you said the foams a must, so where could I pick some up?

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post #9 of 11 Old 10-05-2008, 02:30 PM
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I'm not entirely sold on needing the foam. It's not a bad thing to have but I don't think its really necessary if you have a floating glass bottom. In other words if the bottom pane of the tank is elevated above the bottom rim of the support you should be fine so long as the tank isn't rocking or unlevel.

Remember, the tank is going to weigh in at 100 pounds or so. If you feel comfortable that a full grown adult could sit on this table then you're fine, if not you might want to look for another place to put the tank.

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post #10 of 11 Old 10-05-2008, 03:07 PM
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looks good,
love the kitty. :)
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