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Old 08-08-2011, 08:33 PM   #1
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Question Furniture question

Would a table like this be good to support a 50g aquarium?
I'm not sure what size I'm going buy yet but it won't be larger than 50g.



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Old 08-08-2011, 10:08 PM   #2
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Need more info on the table...
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Old 08-09-2011, 12:01 AM   #3
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Yeah though so, but I don't have any info on it.
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Old 08-09-2011, 12:03 AM   #4
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Suppose to be a picture?
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Old 08-09-2011, 12:04 AM   #5
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Lol, Well we need to see what the table looks like or what kind of support it provides.

Rule of thumb tho, if its not made to support the weight of a tank filled with water 55g tank will weigh around 600-800 lbs.

I suggest you buy a stand designed for a 55g.
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Sorry I didn't even notice that the picture wasn't showing...

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Old 08-09-2011, 11:57 AM   #8
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It *looks* reasonably sturdy, but I am not sure if it is designed for 700+ lbs.

A lot depends on how it is constructed. Solid wood vs Particle board, how it is jointed, etc.

If this is one of those assemble it yourself units, I would not trust it at all. Those are designed with edge jointed hardware held together with blind screws. One of the weaker ways of joining boards. Any loosening of the screws can mean disaster. I wouldn't use it for any more than a 30 gal or so. <That is based on weight only .... there is water involved as well .... If it is not solid wood, water/humidity will also loosen screws & swell plywood/particle boards/MDF .... again a risky proposition.>

So, for 55 gal (or any big tank), I would go for a specially designed stand. <And even for commercial stands, I'd look carefully at its construction ... avoild all MDF & particle board ... some of the cheap Wally world stands has exposed particle board edges & are doomed to fail in a few years ....>

If you are an accomplished DIY'er or a cabinet maker, you can make something like that work ... It means reinforcing/redesigning all the joints, putting in supports, make sure it is level & cannot rack, etc .....
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+1 fabulous advice above....

Personally, I don't trust furniture where essentially the top is a shelf in itself and does not have anything more than a bracket for support. Unless, of course, it's furniture specifically meant to be a fish tank stand.
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Thanks for all that info.
I haven't seen the table yet, but I'm pretty sure it's solid wood.
If I'm correct a 50g tank would weight around 450 pounds right? (With sand and accessories)
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