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Old 12-04-2011, 11:05 AM   #1
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Biocube overhang?

Well I've gotten all worked up over a 29 gallon biocube for Christmas. But now that I look at dimensions, it looks like it would hang off my stand 2 inches. I imagine this wouldn't work. . . What does anyone else think?
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I think it will cause too much stress on the parts that aren't resting on support. Back in my younger days I lost a few tanks this way until I figured out why they were cracking along the bottom.

Some folks think 2 inches won't cause much trouble, in the long run, all the weight of water and substrate will cause stress
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With a normal tank I'm not sure if an inch on each side would make a difference BUT with the biocube i wouldnt recommend it. I had a 29g cube that held water only until I added the rocks then it leaked like a sieve. I dont think the seals are made to hold out to extreme pressure.

You can get a biocube stand for like an extra $110 or so, I love my cabinet it has a ton of storage and is very very sturdy.
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:sigh: yeah I was pretty sure it was a problem. Thing is I was trying to get another tank in my bedroom, and I don't really have room for a stand. I was using an existing piece of furniture.
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Old 12-04-2011, 11:24 AM   #5
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Have you looked at nano cubes? maybe the dimensions are a bit different. i believe they have a 28g version
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Sheesh. That one still leaves me with a one inch overhang in the back. . .
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have a 2x4 cut to the length of your stand nail it on the back of the stand it would give you 1 3/4 inches more room on the back and you would never see it
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oh hi greensboro i just seen that im in high point/trinity
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Hi! I'm not in Greensboro anymore, I'm in Wilkesboro now (but not for long if I can help it) What would anyone think about some thick plywood cut to the size of the tank, would that handle the stress, or am I out of luck? (also its a nice piece of furniture, I don't want to nail anything to it.)
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adding a 2x4 to the back would provide the best support for the inch over hane in back a good piece of 1 inch treated plywood cut to the size of the tank would work too
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