Hey everyone, I'm new to this site and I had a quick question.
I bought a 40 gallon glass breeder tank with the dimensions 36x18x17 and for some reason I thought it was a good idea to buy a stand with the dimensions 35.6x19.6x27.3 The stand says it is made for 40 gallon tanks, the people at Petsmart said it would work, and the instructions for the stand say it can support 480lbs.
So the problem is that my tank is about 1/4 inch longer than the stand. If I center it, there will be 1/8 inch overhang on each side. There is plenty of space front to back, just side to side is the issue. Looking at it, I'd barely be able to notice, but I am concerned about it breaking or leaking or something. So, what should I do? Is it fine how it is? Should I modify it? I could also return it and get a different one, but I'd prefer not to.