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Old 09-26-2004, 05:51 PM   #1
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Problem With Tank Weight

I was filling my tank up today, on my regular sized 3 drawer dresser. the only problem is i dont know if it can hold a 40 gallon tank. i got it about 35 gallons done, then i thought that it would be to much weight. so i emptied it. what do you think. thanks
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Old 09-26-2004, 06:11 PM   #2
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A full 40 gallon glass aquarium weighs over 450lbs. I doubt any dresser IMO could stand this kind of weight over time. It may work for a while but then.....
If it were me I would invest in a stand. Even the "cheap" stands are probably more suited to hold that weight than your dresser.
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Indeed I would say a 40 gal is to much for a dresser unless its built out of 2X6's and 5/8" plywood.

A 20 gal would be about the limit for a good sturdy dresser.
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Gotta agree here. Most dressers these days are made out of cheap particle board. Get it wet and see what happens. CRRRRRRACCCCKKK!!! Boom!
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Old 09-26-2004, 11:45 PM   #5
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what about an iron stand that i found for my tank. its used and needs a little sanding and then some color added to make it look good. but its only for $35 since its used. will that work?
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One suggestion on the iron stand (which is great by the way). Use a piece of foam insulation between the tank and the stand. this will even out any slight leveling problems and relieve any potential stress points. HTH
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okay thanks i will use that foam that is a great idea.
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