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Old 11-10-2010, 05:37 PM   #11
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Omfsm. You guys call this place "AA?" That's welcoming, lol.

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Old 11-11-2010, 03:53 AM   #12
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It's 'AA' for a reason
I actually think on carpet is probably better, as it's more able to iron out small differences in the height in both the floor and your stand, than you would on hard flooring, less forgiving with leaks, of course!

At least it's not like my living room where the whole space has a definite slope to it!
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My 150g is on carpet and has no issues. Granted, my tank probably weighs 3 times more than yours. Oh, and Welcome to AA
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Old 11-22-2010, 12:34 PM   #14
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Thanks, guys! It seems to be doing well so far. Not much wobbling at all; less so than when it was on tile.
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Glad to hear. Hope all the fishies are well and happy.
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Old 11-22-2010, 04:09 PM   #16
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Water weighs 8.35 pounds per gallon, so your 60 gallon tank will weigh 501 pounds, not including the stand and tank itself. I have a 185 gallon tank which rests on a heavy red oak stand. Beneath the stand I placed a 4 foot by 6 foot sheet of 3/4 inch plywood, to avoid stresses on the stand and the tank. If your stand wobbles that is a sure sign it is off balance and could fail when the tank is filled. Also, what is the composition of your flooring? Wood or concrete? If the flooring is wood the underlying trusses might be too weak or warped to support so much weight in a small area. I would suggest putting a heavy sheet of thick plywood under the stand to even out the stresses, and also put a sheet of felt or styrofoam under the tank itself to further avoid stresses that might crack the tank. You don't say if your area is on the first or second floor of the home or apartment. If it is on the second floor with only wood trusses then you should check to see if they can support the weight of the tank and stand. By all means make sure your tank is level and firmly supported before filling it!
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Yeah, my 10g is on carpet and a metal filing cabinet and it def. leans forward, about a 1/2-1 inch difference btwn the front and back water lvls lol so i just go by the middle
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