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Old 04-18-2008, 09:24 PM   #11
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You know it is funny you post this thread. I saw the exact same stand in our local petsmart. I asked why it was made like that as I have a 125 and a 135 gal stand and both fit inside the stand. They had no answer but haven't sold one of them due to this problem. I am thinking production run mistake.
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I know the 125 and 150s have the same footprint. The 150 is just taller.
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Old 04-18-2008, 10:03 PM   #13
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So the tank should sit just inside the tank with the center support there? I have a 90 all glass tank and the all glass stand and my tank will not fit into the stand at all it will only sit on the rim? I just went onto all glass site andlooked at one of their stands and it shows the tank sitting on the edge of the stand
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Wow! That is scary. What happens if you bump into it?!?! I can't imagine those rims would hold. Now that I look at it, that is a different brand and may be designed that way. I wonder if it is possible the tank is all glass and the stand is Aqueon...?
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I have no idea if it is made that way, I'm sure a larger tank wouldn't move normally but if there was any house shifting I would not feel as comfortable as if the tank were inside the stand.
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Old 04-19-2008, 12:04 AM   #16
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Scott you are right I just went back to the site that I got the pic from and the stand is a aqueon stand, and I know that is how are tank sits on the stand
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Old 04-19-2008, 05:35 AM   #17
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I wonder if there is actually a lip on that stand. Maybe it is just sitting on a flat surface. One of our 55 gal stands has a flat top to support all of the weight. With a bigger tank you need that center support bracing under the glass.
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Old 04-19-2008, 11:33 AM   #18
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If you look closely at that photo you can see black tank bottom at the back of the tank looking through it, but not on the front of the tank. You can also see a thin piece of molding which has a different grain pattern at the top of the stand. I beleive that the the tank in that photo is sitting IN the stand, with a lip around the top edge of the stand.
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The different grain pattern is the trim color. I'm guessing that the black that you see is just from photoshopping the image. Maybe they used substrate from a tank with black trim and just pasted it onto the tank with wood trim. That would be my guess anyway. Considering the size of the trim, I'd say that tank is sitting ontop of the stand, but maybe the stand is built that way. Or the tank is photoshopped into place.
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Sorry for the late reply to this but tawolcott is 200% correct - what you want to trust the weight of the fish tank is decorative molding with two somewhat larger finishing nail holding it in place. I feel there is noway in h@#$ (censored it myself) that molding will hold that weight for long. And even if you were to get the tank within the stand if that middle bar is setting higher than the corners it will act like a fulcrum and either bend the tank frame or bust the tank -- I have an All-Glass manufactured tank and stand - the stand top is one solid piece supported by four well proportioned planks. My friends All-Glass sits in the stand on a well supported ledge with cross beams.
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