Ok I'm new to the fish hobby but not new to construction and building codes etc... As I've been a fire chief for some time now.
Anyway I bought a pine stand for my 75 gallon and it looks nice but I have a few questions. I did research online and they say it's physics but I'd like to know more.
I have posted pictures below to show what I mean, but most of you probably already k
ow anyway. A visual is always a good thing.
Why is the stand hollow? Now cross beams? And why does it rest solely on the outer perimeter? It's doesn't make sense to me. Wouldn't you want the entire tank supported? And why is there about 2 inches between the bottom glass and the stand and yet the outer tank is supported?
Is this indeed enough support for all that weight? I feel like I could destroy the stand with my bare hands and this is gonna support over 800lbs?
Any input would greatly be appreciated as I'm a guy you needs to know reasons why and I guess "how it works"