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Old 09-16-2006, 09:04 PM   #1
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Hi all; I considering getting a 210 gallon aquarium with a metal stand. Only problem is that I have been told that is not wise to put a tank that big on an open metal stand. Any input or suggestions will be greatly appreciated. I'm not opposed to getting a solid pine stand but due to there being a heating vent directly behind where the tank would be I don’t want it blocking the vent.
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well metal is stronger than food, most metal anyways. technically when you put an aquarium on a wooden stand, the bottom of the tank doesnt get any support, but the built in brace, so i dont see why metal would be worse, other than if it cracked, it would be on your floor imeadiatley instead of a few hours with a solid wood stand.

(btw when i say wood stand, i mean stand, not a frame)

others might have other reasons im unaware of...
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well metal is stronger than food,


a cheeseburger stand just popped in my head.i imagine that most food wouldnt hold up to well.
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You haven't tried my wife's cooking. Sometimes it is harder than metal...
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Old 09-19-2006, 12:00 AM   #5
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I think it will depend on the stand. I think most metal stands built for aquariums won't take a tank that large. I am sure you could build one or possibly find one. You don't typically see a metal stand for tanks bigger than 55 gal. That is all that I have seen any way.
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Only problem is that I have been told that is not wise to put a tank that big on an open metal stand.
get some horizontal braces welded in.
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