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Old 10-20-2004, 05:25 PM   #1
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Stand Question

will a wrought iron stand that is made for a 29 gallon 30x12 hold my 37 gallon 30x12x22 tank. i know its the same size and everything i was just wondering because it will have to support alot more weight. thanks
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Old 10-20-2004, 05:54 PM   #2
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I personally wouldn't even try. It would be cheaper to get a stand that is specifically made for your 37, then trying to start over if it didn't hold it and it broke everything along with killing all your fish.

But that is just me. Better safe then sorry!
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Old 10-20-2004, 06:43 PM   #3
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well how do i move a tank that is already filled. i dont want to empty everything, is there a way to left it up and take that old stand out and then get another stand?
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Old 10-20-2004, 06:52 PM   #4
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That was just my personal opinion. Certainly doesn't mean that I'm right. You could wait for others to respond before you decide to replace it.

If you do end up replacing it, I would empty out the water and then move. I would never try to move when it's full.

BTW, what is the styro (sp) foam for?
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Old 10-20-2004, 07:04 PM   #5
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to help with the leveling of the water.
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Old 10-20-2004, 07:12 PM   #6
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Iron is pretty strong! If you allready have it up and running i would leavit most of thoes stands are built to hold way more than you would put on it. They over build for liabillity reasons, they dont want any law suits! IMO it will be fine its iron for god sake they build sky scrapers out of that stuff :P Really i would'nt worry my self over it as long as it does not rock back and forth
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Old 10-20-2004, 07:17 PM   #7
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That is true, but the way Seacat has it now on the styro foam, it looks a little unstable.

I guess i'm just being overly cautious.
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Old 10-20-2004, 08:14 PM   #8
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no it almost sank all the way threw the styro foam. kmyers you have a point about the iron. so i guess i might leave it. i just hope it doesnt fall and make a wave of water in my house. that would suck.
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Old 10-20-2004, 10:25 PM   #9
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Yeah that would suck BAD! But i dont think your anymore at risk of that happening then anyone with a wood stand! I built my own stand and cannopy for my 125 and i know it is'nt as strong as iron would be, mine is all birch plywood 100% with drywall screws Like i said as long as it dont wobble around you are fine! Your adding about 60lbs more with that tank verses the 29 that thing will hold it all day! The 37 is just taller and so you have to watch out for rocking!!!! The stand was desinged for a shorter tank. I dont think the wieght is that much of a factor
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Old 10-20-2004, 10:52 PM   #10
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Okay, I know nothing about this, but I feel compelled to add my 2 cents anyway . . . iron is strong, welded joints? Maybe, maybe not. I wouldn't be worried that the metal would give so much as a joint. Anyway, maybe like FawnN I'm overy cautious, but I don't know that I'd want to risk it, myself.
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