10-26-2010, 05:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Byron
First on the shelf, I see it bending from the weight of the 10g; I suspect a 29g (three times the weight) would bring it crashing down some night, if not immediately. Even as it is, there is a risk; an uneven support for any tank can cause the tank to contort (if that is the word I'm looking for) to the extent that the frame is uneven and the weight of the water on the glass can cause the silicone seal to break, or crack the glass especially on the bottom. I would invest in a sturdy stand for the 29g, even if just two concrete blocks (on the floor) with a 3/4 inch sheet of plywood; simple but very stable and solid.
You say that my tank could crack soon? How soon? Within the next month?
I can work with my dad on building a strong desk/shelf, with flooring plywood and solid concrete blocks. It might be a while before I can afford everything I need. Should I take out a loan from my parents? I am trying to come up with a design for the shelf. I think we are talking about making it about 3 feet tall and 7 feet or so long, with concrete blocks in the middle for support.
Last thing I can afford right now is a diesaster. If anybody has any ideas or suggestions, please let me know! Thanks!