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Old 06-12-2014, 12:50 AM   #1
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40 gallon tank setup question!

So I am thinking about getting a 40 gallon aquarium but the Stand I have measures at about 32 length and the tank is 36 inches in length. Would the tank be ok sitting over the stand on each side about 2 inches?
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glass or acrylic?
glass with sturdy frame, probably
acrylic, it probably voids any warranty and not recomended

the best solution is to cut a piece of 1/2" plywood the exact same dimensions as the tank and attach it to the stand.
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Then you definitely want to support the entire bottom. Theoretically it should be ok, but acrylic does flex and that would be strain on the seams, plus any tanks I have seen specifically state that not providing complete bottom support voids any warranty.
piece of 1/2" plywood would remedy it without being too obtrusive.
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