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Old 01-21-2008, 05:32 PM   #1
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Question about tank placement on a stand

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I'm downgrading my reef from a 45 tall to a 20 gal. I have a perfect (almost) stand for the tank but the tank hangs off the side about 1/4 inch on the left and right.

My thinking is that this will be okay so long as I don't put much pressure on the sides of the tank, but I'm not positive.

What do you guys think? Will the 1/4 inch on each side be okay or is it too risky?

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I'd say that is close and could potentially shift. Can you make a larger base with 2x4s and set the tank on that or even add a piece of plywood on the top?
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Hmm, I didn't think about a piece of wood underneath of the tank. I'll try that

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I guess Scott is right. Better safe than sorry.
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Old 01-22-2008, 01:55 AM   #5
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Thanks Mike. I went with you guys and just went out and bought a stand. I would feel much safer that way anyways.
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Downgrading...hmmm you don't hear that much in this hobby. I'm sure it will be amazing though!
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I need something that I can manage with bottled or transported water, since my tap is so horrible and an RO unit runs my well dry.

Plus, I still can't get rid of that algae that is so bad I'm embarassed to even post a picture so I want to just start from scratch with new everything and QT my liverock to get rid of all the red algae.
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Good choice on the buying the stand better safe than sorry. I currently am using store bought water in my 75 gallon. The initally fill up wasn't fun but not too bad. I have 3, 5 gallon jugs. Costs 2.49 cents a refil. I will be adding a reverse osmosis unit at some point.
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You could also dig another well and try for a better flow
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You could also dig another well and try for a better flow
Only if you'll lend me the 10 or so thousand dollars that would cost. :p
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