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Hazarrd 07-30-2007 07:19 AM

30 Gallon on Hardwood Floors?
 
I just moved into a new apartment and, instead of carpeting, the place has beautiful cherrywood floors throughout. I have a 30 gallon that I need to setup which sits on the stand seen here http://www.petsmart.com/global/produ...N=2030055&Ne=2

I'm very concerned about putting the tank and stand directly onto the hardwood floors. Does anyone have any experience with this and is there anything that I should put between the stand and the floor so that it doesn't cause any depressions in the wood? I'd rather not use a carpet/rug under it because it would look awful with the hardwood floors.

Any suggestions or thoughts would be great. Thanks!

leifthebunny 07-30-2007 11:06 AM

You might want to put cardboard in the contact points. I would also suggest being careful with the water changes and such as leaving water to dry on hardwood floors will damage the finish over time.

jones57742 07-30-2007 11:34 AM

HZ:

In general what you are describing is "not a very swift idea".

The link which you posted is not valid.

Without "seeing your setup" I do not know exactly what to recommend but if the stand is "just four legs" I would recommend 3"x3" wooden plates (at least 3/8" thick) on top of carpet "pieces".

TR

mHeinitz57 07-30-2007 02:11 PM

you could place small squares of carpet under the corners or rubber lifts. For appearance purposes and to protect the floor from water spills I would go buy a nice decorative area rug to put under the tank.

cullens089 07-30-2007 04:09 PM

i got my 90 gallon on my hardwood floor in my house with nothin underneath it. lol

mHeinitz57 07-30-2007 07:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cullens089
i got my 90 gallon on my hardwood floor in my house with nothin underneath it. lol

Yeah there is nothing wrong with putting the tank on hardwood floors. I couldnt open the link to see what stand it is but im guessing if its from petsmart and by his concerns that its a wrought iron stand which holds all of the weight on 4 legs. 300 lbs of tank focused on 4 small points could potentially damage a hardwood floor. If the stand is different and the weight is spread out more then there may not be an issue.


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