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Old 08-23-2017, 09:33 PM   #1
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10 gallon stand?

Hi all,
I'm thinking of getting a 10 gallon tank, which I know weighs about 111lbs. I'm trying to figure out if my hope chest would be sturdy enough. It's wood, not flimsy. It holds me when I lie on it :p (150lbs) it's 3 ft long.
How do you know if something will be strong enough? I've read that most tanks 10gal or under are okay on household furniture. Thanks.
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Is that chest important to you at all? I would be worried about damage to the chest from the inevitable water spilling out of the tank. If you do decide to use it I would put something waterproof over it.
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Sorry I don't mean to spam the thread but alternately I have this.
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Is that chest important to you at all? I would be worried about damage to the chest from the inevitable water spilling out of the tank. If you do decide to use it I would put something waterproof over it.
I don't mind about water spillage. I'm just wondering about strength. But good idea to put something waterproof over it.
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I would probably trust the second one looks to be braced better
could lightly sand it to get off the shine than use a marine grade urethane
they use it on wood on boats and holds up good and resistant to water
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