Originally Posted by Kolmar
Ok so if there's a rimmed glass tank, where the glass doesn't touch the wood, it's ok?
I'm not looking for cheap, the stand I posted above is around 500$
My girlfriend amd I want something pretty.
Sorry if I confused you. Lol. That wasn't my intention.
Basically if you buy a stand made for the tank you buy, you will be safe. If you choose to use a non-fish tank stand, I can't say for sure if it will or won't work. That is a risk you have to take.
*What I was trying to say is..You don't want the bottom glass to be touching anything. It needs to be able to give a little and it will with all of the gravel and water weighing it down. Especially if you go with a 50 gallon or larger. The only thing supporting the tank should be the rim. If you have a flat surface under the tank and the bottom glass bows a little and contacts the surface, it could break. That is why most tank stands made for rimmed glass tanks are hollow in the middle. The tanks are supported around the perimeter and that is all.
Just trying to save you some headache. I was in the same predicament as you when I first got my tank. Keep doing your homework and you'll be fine.