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Old 01-07-2014, 07:04 PM   #1
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Carey's 40b Reef Build

Forces have aligned in my world of fish! I sold the biocube last night and found a brand new never used 40b tank and stand on craigslist right after the guy left with the biocube. LOL It's karma I tell ya

Here is the new setup, currently in the garage until i move it in.



First, the easy questions.
The stand is wider where the tank sits, versus being flush with the edge of the tank. Is this going to cause any issues as to weight? Will it be stable?
And the second question, it is also on wheels, the stand that is. Never had this issue so not sure if it will be a problem. What do you guys think?

I plan on drilling the tank but I wont start those questions until I get the two above answered definitively.

Thanks! Excited to have another build to work on!
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What kind of wheels are they Carey? If they are wide rollers, you will be fine. I'd worry about narrow ones breaking under the weight...but my 55 is on the wide rollers with no issues.
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i think the wheels are pretty wide. lol They are about 2 inches or so wide.

SO if thats gonna be ok what about the tank hanging over the edges?
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How much are we talking? I wouldn't want too much overhang and stress the edges.
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There is about 5 inches on each side that the stand extends past the "base" of the stand. It is supoorted of course but still, the top part is alot bigger than the bottom part.
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Put a gel pad under it and call it a day.
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Gel pad? How would that help? lol I've never heard of that before....
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My thought would be cushioning it and help spread the weight evenly was what I was informed back in my early freshwater days...but you would see people using towels more commonly.
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Put a gel pad under it and call it a day.
+1. congrats on the new addition
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Where do I get a gel pad 36 x 18?
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