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Old 07-08-2012, 11:23 PM   #1
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lame stand question

I live on the second floor and have a 75lbs dog. Every time she runs past the 95g tank I can see it shake.

Is there anyway to ensure it won't fall? The stand is a DIY that came with the tank off of Cl.
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Anchor it to the wall using some type of bracket.
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Old 07-15-2012, 09:53 AM   #3
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Thank you! I will go look for one
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I live on the second floor and have a 75lbs dog. Every time she runs past the 95g tank I can see it shake.

Is there anyway to ensure it won't fall? The stand is a DIY that came with the tank off of Cl.

That's either one spooky stand, or one active dog. The tank set up should be close, if not over 750 lbs.

But I'll go with the other poster. Anchor it to the wall. Just find the studs to tap into though because otherwise it won't do much good.
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If the stand itself is shaking I would be shaking in my shoes. That is an indication of a poorly made stand and I would be very worried about the entire thing coming down.

If it is because the floors shake when the dog runs by then I would still be worried because that would be an indication that the floors wouldn't be able to hold the weight of the tank.

I know it is a lot of work, but it may be worthwhile to replace the stand... that or make sure you have insurance to cover you in the case of failure.
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Lol!!!!! Def have insurance.

I've actually been contemplating a stand rebuild because the stand is what makes me anxious. The floor is carpet over slate....

My 55 in the old apartment used to do it and that was a manufactured stand.
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Anchor it to the wall using some type of bracket.
And put the dog on a diet
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And put the dog on a diet
Lol!!! That would not be cool.
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I hear ya my dog would not be happy with me ether He weighs 102 lbs and my 180 shakes when he trots by
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Lol!

What kind of dog?

Also just out of curiosity is your stand custom or manufactured? Do you worry about it toppling
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