01-27-2013, 09:54 AM
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Originally Posted by JDM
How old is the stand? The issue is not likely to crop up quickly, if its a used stand of unknown pedigree, you probably are still fine short term. It's a cumulative problem unless it gets knocked hard. If this is new, it might take years of small movements.
If you end up with a double stand and can only do one at a time them do the bottom first, I don't think it matters which but it seems to make sense to put the larger on the bottom. If you go with a single and can only do one tank, do the larger.
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I am not sure how old the stand is. I assume years. But it really looks in good shape I see a couple small rust spots but nothing serious. When it wobbles, it stays a solid unit so I think the joints are fine. The guy that sold it to me said if there were any issues he will give me money back. He was very sincere and said he had the tanks on the stand like this for his daughters fish. I may take a run down to petsmart today and see what they have, possibly walmart to. See if I can swagger my father into grabbing me a stand lol. If I get anything, I will only be able to grab a stand for one tank but it will lighten the load the other stand needs to carry. Maybe, I can convince him to build me a stand I will have to talk to him and see what he says
Atleast if it does blow and I get water everywhere 1. Its tile and 2. it every so slightly gradually slopes towards the laundry room where theres a drain. Im not worried about the water, im worried about the glass and stuff with the animals in the house (3 cats and 2 dogs). The stand is pretty level I had to put a piece of thin cardboard under the one leg and after I did that all four legs sat on the floor fine. I checked it as well before I put any weight and filled each tank slow. Years ago I had a 50 gallon on one of these metal stand that was gross and rusty and never had an issue.
Now I am all worried about this stand :(