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Old 02-17-2013, 06:01 PM   #1
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Should this be attempted?

I have a 55 gallon tank with a steel tank stand. The steel tank stand has two braces at the bottom just wide enough for a 29 gallon tank to be set on over a thick oak board. My question is if you think the stand could handle that much weight.
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:19 PM   #2
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Anyone?
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:20 PM   #3
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No I wouldn't that's over a 1000 pounds
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That depends on the steel.
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I was trying to find the box for it to see if it specified how much weight it could hold. No luck so far.
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What is it constructed out of? Is that 2" angle iron?
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Is it possible to attach some thick wooden legs to the oak, so they take the weight. They would hold the weight rather than the stand. They could be set a few inches back from the front of the oak, so they would not be too visible.. Just a thought!!
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This is the exact type of stand and the legs are like 2 1/4 inch. Not sure if it is strong enough for both the 55 and the 29
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I think I am going to try to place some boards underneath the stand and rise above it so there will be no added weight.
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I think I am going to try to place some boards underneath the stand and rise above it so there will be no added weight.
Try using some old phone books!!!
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