Originally Posted by BillyZ
The only thing I'll throw out there then is to consider what that stand will be on. if you'll have this on any sort of carpeting or soft wood those casters will sink in making it tough to move. with 30 gallons of water plus the weight of the stand you're still lookin at between 250-300 pounds (130~ Kilo's)
i completely agree with everything here, i have never liked the idea using casters on aquarium stands. mostly because its an unnessary risk, how many times have you really needed to move the aquarium? and if they fail the aquarium will drop 1-4 inches (depending on caster size) and either break, or pour out gallons of water all over the floor and unless the stand is on a hard floor, like a Tiled cement slab the caster will not work in moving the aquarium, since it will sink into the carpet, or wood flooring, just like billy said. i have seen many casters fail, from kitchen chairs, too many hundred lb + work tables and the end results are either a bruised butt, or broken toes and a sizable mess to clean up afterwards. i wouldn't include casters on an aquarium stand, just my 2 cents though.
and its really strange i have been thinking of building a stand for my 12 gallon bowfront tank, and i was thinking of using a very similar design, how dare you steal my ideas Omega!
looks great though, would love to see it fully finished.