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urmothaspizza 01-10-2010 11:36 PM

Can my desk hold????
 
Hello all! I recently bought a 40 gallon aquarium that I intend to set up as a rocky-lake cichlid habitat. I was wondering if anyone had any methods for me to test whether or not a wooden desk I own would withstand the weight. Any ideas??

iceprizm 01-10-2010 11:56 PM

if it helps a 40G should weigh 455 Lbs.when filled with water, not counting substrate or rock.

iamntbatman 01-11-2010 03:19 AM

And I think that pretty much answers your question. Would you be comfortable having two 250lb men stand on your desk 24/7?

Jill0 01-11-2010 08:05 AM

You could stack 9 or so bags of horse feed on the desk LOL! But I'm gonna guess not everyone has those on hand ;-)

Hawkian 01-11-2010 09:11 AM

My advice to you would be... if you're asking the question to start with it's probably b/c you're not sure... and if you're not sure then I would say that you're probably better off not doing it.

JohnnyD44 01-11-2010 10:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by iamntbatman (Post 303896)
And I think that pretty much answers your question. Would you be comfortable having two 250lb men stand on your desk 24/7?

+1

mikea079 01-11-2010 11:59 AM

um, yeah as i'm a carpenter. i would strongly suggest that you don't put that kind of weight upon your desk(unless you feel the need of flooding your office as it all comes down). they are not designed for holding that kind of weight. you can most likely find a stand for a 45g tank fairly cheap.

Mikaila31 01-11-2010 12:15 PM

or make your own stand....

PRichs87 01-11-2010 03:54 PM

Petco sells decent stands, but making your own usually is cheaper, if you have the tools and know what you are doing that is...

urmothaspizza 01-11-2010 04:18 PM

LOL. Thanks guys... I guess I was asking that question because I was hoping that my assumption (desk breaking and my room flooding like a noah's arc movie) would be disproven. I am not going to risk it (especially seeing that I not only wanted to fill the tank but I wanted to make it a cichlid rocky lake tank).


Anyone got any ideas regarding what type of stand I should get?


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