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Gunney87 08-28-2008 12:23 PM

Question on fish stand
 
Im about to buy a 55 gallon fish tank and was planning on putting it on a sturdy table i have however i think the tank is longer by 4 inches, is it possible to just center it and let it hang off each side by 2 inches? This would save me the money of buying a stand - thanks

iamntbatman 08-28-2008 02:22 PM

That's a recipe for disaster. A fish tank needs to be supported along all four edges or else it will place stress on the joints and the tank will eventually fail. Also, keep in mind the weight of a full tank: a 55 gallon aquarium weighs 625 pounds full, with a tank heavily stocked with live rock and sand weighing substantially more. I wouldn't trust this weight on even the sturdiest of tables.

Gunney87 08-28-2008 02:26 PM

yea thats what i figured, anybody know where i could get a stand for cheap?

SKAustin 08-28-2008 04:43 PM

http://www.fishforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=328

wake49 08-28-2008 04:43 PM

if you're a little handy, here's a DIY site that could help you.

http://www.cichlid-forum.com/articles/diy_list.php

aunt kymmie 08-28-2008 04:55 PM

If you are not handy (such as myself!) you can also always look on the Craigslist in your area. That's where I found mine at 1/8 the price of retail and it was essentially brand new!

aunt kymmie 08-28-2008 04:56 PM

If you are not handy (such as myself!) you can also always look on the Craigslist in your area. That's where I found mine at 1/8 the price of retail and it was essentially brand new!


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