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post #1 of 10 Old 02-15-2013, 01:34 PM Thread Starter
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Tank on the ground?

Is it possible to have a tank just sitting on the floor, instead of on a stand? My dad surprised me with a 65 gallon extra tall. I'm afraid that if I put it on stand I won't be able to reach inside of it, it's two feet tall and I'm only 5'1. Would this be too stressful on the fish? It would be in my room so not many people walking past it, but I do have cats.
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post #2 of 10 Old 02-15-2013, 01:44 PM
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I wouldn't do it. The stand is built to have solid flat surface no matter the floor. This keeps the glass bottom flat. A floor moves, flexes and puts the tank in the road of all sorts of possible accidents.

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post #3 of 10 Old 02-15-2013, 01:44 PM
You don't really want an aquarium on the floor for several reasons...
- Siphoning
- toe kick
- cats
- display aesthetic

Just get a step stool and you should be fine.
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post #4 of 10 Old 02-15-2013, 01:45 PM Thread Starter
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Bummer. What about like a short stand? Something that won't make it impossible to get into the tank without contortions on a stool.
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post #5 of 10 Old 02-15-2013, 01:58 PM Thread Starter
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Blah, thanks guys. It's gonna be a pain to get into this guy, but hopefully I can manage it.
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post #6 of 10 Old 02-15-2013, 07:42 PM
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I know your pain Jen, My tanks 26'' tall and on a 31''stand.....well even at 6'1 i have to stand on a chair to reach the bottom.....
My tweezers/scissors (interchangeable!) are even 25'' long!!!

So, i'd go with a super low stand for you, like 6'' or something just to take it off the floor. Best bet might even be to have yourself/your dad knock one up for you if he could. Price wise too this would certainly make sense.

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post #7 of 10 Old 02-15-2013, 07:58 PM
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Is it possible to have a tank just sitting on the floor, instead of on a stand? My dad surprised me with a 65 gallon extra tall. I'm afraid that if I put it on stand I won't be able to reach inside of it, it's two feet tall and I'm only 5'1. Would this be too stressful on the fish? It would be in my room so not many people walking past it, but I do have cats.
Put the pink styrofoam sheet under the tank before you put in on the ground.
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post #8 of 10 Old 02-15-2013, 09:39 PM Thread Starter
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My dad's friend is a wood crafter and he says he'd be able to build something strong for me to hold the tank.
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post #9 of 10 Old 02-15-2013, 10:17 PM
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Yeah, if he could build the stand lower, then you could reach in with no problem... just a thought

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post #10 of 10 Old 02-19-2013, 01:39 AM
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Yeah, if he could build the stand lower, then you could reach in with no problem... just a thought
exactly why not build a short stand? i have my 55g sitting on a very low dresser i got from my work and the tank comes to my nips im 6'1 but im sure if you built a 1.5ft stand it wouldnt be to hard to get in to an clean!
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