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Old 06-30-2011, 12:41 AM   #1
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Need advice on stand for 40 gal tank

So i have a TV stand that used to support my old tube TV, and it's now sitting there empty. Its 32" long by 19" wide.
I bought a 40 gallon tank thats 36" long and i was wondering if placing 3, 36" 2x4s over the stand and the tank over the 2x4s would be stable.
What do you guys think?
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IMO, the thing you need to make sure of is that the stand is strong enough to support the weight of a 40B tank, just the water is going to weight over 330lbs. If you're confident in that, I think a solid piece of 3/4" plywood would be a better choice and I cut tank bases like that bigger than the tank rim, but I like to have a bit of a shelf in front to work from.
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