09-08-2007, 03:18 PM
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in the fire apparatus world we use 11lbs per gallon. that helps make up the difference for the weight of the tank itself, and thats poly. for glass aquariums id be tempted to assume 15lbs per gallon just because the glass gets so heavy and it leaves some room for error :)
pork, I see now what you mean by the removeable support, brilliant! my stand was prefabricated and came with the tank (both tank and stand are 2nd hand, anyway) but I put the stand down, put the tank and giant hood on, filled it with water, then realized that there isnt enough room to put the pre-wired VHO ballast under the cabinet LOL there isnt enough clearance between the tank and the wall. now i have to drain the damn thing, move it 2", shove the ballast in the back of the stand, move it back then fill it with water lol ooooooh i can be such a moron sometimes...
anyway i digress. I hope we get a photo journal of the build!