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Old 12-01-2006, 11:00 PM   #1
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Iron stands safe?

I'm looking for a stand to put a 29g on. Not looking to spend a lot and looks do not matter. I've looked at the penn plax and similar. They seem sort of unstable and weak...but then again i think i am just have being ocd and need some reassurance. Or can anyone suggest a decent stand thats not too pricey?
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I use an iron stand on my 40 gallon breeder, as sturdy as can be, No worries.
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Old 12-03-2006, 08:19 AM   #3
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I used an iron stand on my 29 gallon tank when I first set it up. After a year or so when I started the tank over with new substrate, decorations, etc. I went with a wood stand instead. I prefer them because I think they look better, they distribute the weight better and they hide equipment/supplies better.
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I've got a 60 gallon on a iron stand and it is very weeble wobbly.
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Depends on the construction, but if made from tubing, they should be solid as a rock, assuming that all four legs are firmly on the floor.
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My brother has a 90 gallon on a metal stand and its rock solid. Been using it for 10 years on freshwater tank. It all depend on the stand.
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Old 12-03-2006, 09:09 PM   #7
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I'd agree some iron stands are stronger than others. I had a weak 10 gallon stand and a very strong 55 gallon stand. If the legs are formed in 90 degree angle stock it will be very strong.
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I have 2 dual 10G tank stands, and they are solid.
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