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Old 06-17-2016, 01:25 PM   #1
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I have a 20 gallon tank and stand I just bought. I only have carpet in my apartment....it's not very thick carpet but I'm afraid that if I fill it, etc. It will be a disaster. I don't want it to fall over. What can I do?
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Plywood 1/2 inch under the stand base?


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the weight of the water will flatten the carpet , both my big tanks sit on carpet
they don't move , if you put plywood under it most likely it will sea saw ,
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I have a 20 gallon tank and stand I just bought. I only have carpet in my apartment....it's not very thick carpet but I'm afraid that if I fill it, etc. It will be a disaster. I don't want it to fall over. What can I do?
your couch or entertainment center weighs more than a 20 gallon tank will.
it will be fine.
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I have a 20 gallon tank and stand I just bought. I only have carpet in my apartment....it's not very thick carpet but I'm afraid that if I fill it, etc. It will be a disaster. I don't want it to fall over. What can I do?
I've kept larger tanks on carpet: the weight will flatten it. All you need to do is make sure your tank is level.
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