Going inside a 187g tank
Hi, I was wondering what the general rule was for going inside a tank, no not full of water. :lol:
I think its safe for me to go inside and walk around, do you agree? I'm 130-140lbs, the tank is 6'L x 2'W x 30"T and has 1/2" glass.
Why would you want to go inside of a fish tank?
Cause it seems like fun!
I need to do a good cleaning and want to polish the glass and would be easiest if I can jump right in and get comfortable.
I myself would not. I know your weight is much less than the tank full of water, but when the tank is full the weight is evenly distributed, as it is with substrate and such. The seal of the bottom glass, or the side glass, with the frame could easily be compromised by uneven weight. This is why we never lift a tank unless it is empty, and why the tank must be level on the stand. It doesn't take much to shift the glass/frame or stress the seal.
Very true. Also some tanks have a rim and the bottom is raised from that rim. So stepping in the centre to get into it is like stepping on thin ice. All your weight is in one place. Gives me the shivers thinking about it.
if it is sitting on a solid, flat surface that touches every part of the bottom it would probably be ok, since then the stress would be immediately transferred to that, but by this i mean floor or ground, not a stand unless it is a completely solid stand.
I will take everyone's advise and stay out.
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