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Old 04-06-2015, 06:34 PM   #1
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rectangle tank on bow front stand

Hi...I am new to the site...My name is valentyne1 and it is good to meet you all...I have a question about the stand I plan on using...Do I need the entire frame of my 75 gallon aquarium on the stand...I have a new rectangle shaped 75 gallon tank and I am wanting to put it on a 75 gallon bow front stand...The front two corners will not sit on the stand because of the bowfront shape of the stand. The tank will overhang about 3 inches on both sides just in the front of the tank...Will this be stable for the tank or should I buy a rectangle stand to fit it
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Old 04-06-2015, 06:41 PM   #2
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This might work for smaller tanks but for a 75 gallon I would never trust it. The 4 corners of your stand is what supports the weight of the tank. Remove 2 of those corners and you have a weight imbalance and causing stress on the setup.

I would look into a proper stand or a DIY fitted for the tank.


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I wouldn't trust it tbh. I would look at getting your own stand. They can usually be made for a little cheaper than they can be bought for, so if you're at all handy you might look at doing it that way.
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All the frame sections of the tank should be touching a flat strong surface.. If you have ends hanging off it can stress the glass and ive read stories of the bottoms just breaking because of it
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