I need help!
First of all check out my aquarium here: 180 gallon freshwater in-wall aquarium. 100% starphire glass.
It is 180 gallon freshwater aquarium that I bought from glasscages.com, i have had it setup for the past 7 months with water.
A few days ago in my sleep I heard a big *crack* then followed by the sound of flowing water! Water was gushing out of it! My house was flooded with water and has ruined my expensive hardwood floor and my silk rug!
Well I got it all cleaned up now, and after I took everything out of the aqauirum I see a big 3 foot crack on the bottom of the tank! After examining everything I think I came to the conclusion of why it cracked. The surface that the tank is sitting on is not completely flat! It kinda "bows" in, and right where it bows in the crack is right there!
The stand is custom built by my contractor, it has 6 legs (2 by 4 boards) and the top is Formica (laminate counter top).
Well, my contractor is coming over tomorrow to take a look at this.
Apparently my contractor has like no idea how to make a good fish tank stand that holds a 180 gallon aquarium!
What I need is suggestions on how to do this right so I can tell my contractor how to build the stand right!
I called glass cages and they suggested to use granite for the top the tank sits on. Is that a good idea? It sounds good to me, it would be completely flat and sturdy! You guys have any other suggestions??