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Old 02-20-2011, 08:48 PM   #31
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I have subscribe to this thread. I will be setting up a 100gal glass tank. I would like to use 18" Concrete blocks. They will be stacked 4 high on each end/corners total of 8 blocks. I will used 4 2x4's and 3/4" plywood with the Styrofoam on top the plywood. Tank and stand will be set on a Ceramic tiled floor. IS IT IMPERATIVE/NECESSARY FOR A THIRD STACK OF BLOCKS IN THE MIDDLE?

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Old 02-21-2011, 11:47 AM   #32
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what tanks going ontop
id be caution with the ceramic floor tiles the block with scratch n crack the tiles and if there is any holows under the tiles then the block will crack n tip dwon the hole which cn cause your tank to fall off
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would advise a third or fourth coloum in the middel as a precaution and would sort something out about the ceramic tiles maby remove the ones where the blocks will be it needs to be a hard sound base for the blocks and i would strongley recomend that unless u have concrete floors like in a block of flats i would have the tank on a ground floor location. hope this helps
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would advise a third or fourth coloum in the middel as a precaution and would sort something out about the ceramic tiles maby remove the ones where the blocks will be it needs to be a hard sound base for the blocks and i would strongley recomend that unless u have concrete floors like in a block of flats i would have the tank on a ground floor location. hope this helps
Thank you, i will look into the Tile and third column.
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Old 02-23-2011, 01:49 AM   #37
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Thanks for this thread! Our 10gallon at work is on a side board type peice of office furniture, and today we noticed that it may be sagging in the middle. I mentioned the cinder block idea, and one of the ladies is bringing some tomorrow for our new aquarium stand! We intend to drape it with a curtain, and have a middle plywood shelf under it for supplies. Appreciate the idea!
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You could possibly use pieces of the 3/4" plywood slighty bigger then the bricks to protect the floor.
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You could possibly use pieces of the 3/4" plywood slighty bigger then the bricks to protect the floor.
Yea that will also help to spread the weight off the blocks over bigger area
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