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Old 02-28-2011, 06:21 PM   #1
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Exclamation not sure if tank is sturdy enough?

ok im starting to get a little nervous considering i have a 45 gallon tank on top of my desk and the water on the left is about a half inch higher then the water on the right obv meaning my floor isn't level, my guess is because its carpet. but i am curious should i be worrying about this or no because its a very slight differance?
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I kind of worried also. You consider water weighs a little over 8 lbs per gallon. You multiply that times 45 and that`s a pretty good size piece of weigh on the desk. It`s the same as a 350 lbs person standing on your desk. I`d be worried also.
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Old 02-28-2011, 09:29 PM   #3
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Half an inch is a pretty big difference. Can you reinforce the desk? Is the tank new or fully stocked?
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Ya that was just an estimate i actually vame home and measured and the differance was less then 3/8th the tank was actually tiling forward not side to side i pounded two 2x4 on both sides of the tank in the front to prop it back up you think ill be ok now?
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I think I would move it to be safe. Should be good with reinforcement but build a stand anyway. also a tank that isn't level puts a lot of stresson the glass
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got no where to put it and like i said the differance in water is very very slight below 3/8th and it cant be moved my room is packed im reinforcing it even more tonight ill be fine thanks tho guys
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