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Old 06-27-2012, 09:53 PM   #1
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metal aquarium stands...

I recently got a 55g tank off craigslist and the stand that came with it had some places that werent very sturdy(cheap plyboard type stand) i found a great deal on a metal one to use until i save up the money to get the one I really want. How do these metal stands hold up? it kinda worries me that there will be no support in the middle of the stand ie. like an extra brace...is this just a paranoia thought?? anyone elses thoughts about this??
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Old 06-27-2012, 09:56 PM   #2
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What is it made out of?
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Old 06-27-2012, 09:57 PM   #3
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It's a black metal??
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Old 06-27-2012, 09:58 PM   #4
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Steal I think. I was wondering if I could put something on the top and then set the tank there?
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Steal I think. I was wondering if I could put something on the top and then set the tank there?
Maybe you could put plywood or something but the metal will hold pretty good I got a steel stand still holding around 700lbs but no center support.
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I'm gonna go for it then!! Thanks!
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If your tank is glass with a plastic frame and the frame is supported all the way around and level you should be ok. If your tank is plexi then you'll need support.
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If your tank is glass with a plastic frame and the frame is supported all the way around and level you should be ok. If your tank is plexi then you'll need support.
True I just assumed you add glass!
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It is glass. And it has a black support frame. I think I am just having bouts of paranoia:/
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Stand will be fine, just make sure it is well painted or powdered coated, otherwise you'll be dealing with lots of rust.
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