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Old 10-07-2012, 12:54 AM   #1
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Will this cabinet hold a 29 gallon?

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I just bought a 29 gallon to use as a quarantine tank for my saltwater aquarium. I'm trying to find a place to sit it and the only place in my living room is on a built in the wall shelf/cabinet. Would it hold a 29 gallon? It won't have sand or rock just some fake coral decor, for hiding spaces. Is there a way to find out? Obviously I can't stand on it to figure it out. Any help would be great.

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Old 10-07-2012, 01:07 AM   #2
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Looks like it could be alright but if you're worried why not add some support underneath just in case?
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Old 10-07-2012, 01:09 AM   #3
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About 8 lbs/gallon. Does it have braces...is it real wood or particle wood? Umm maybe sit on it with another person to test it out just in case ?
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Old 10-07-2012, 01:41 AM   #4
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I think the shelf is real wood, but it's on a cabinet that's under it, it looks like it may be mdf, but I'm not sure. The space is too small to sit on, what kind of braces could I add? I'll see if hubby will put his weights on it for a few days but I'm not sure if he has enough weight. Will it eventually start stress? I know it looks more sturdy than some of the stands they sell at petsmart.
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:24 AM   #5
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With the top not being supported , eventually it will start to bow under the weight of a tank. As previously mentioned, it should be supported. You can use 2x2's for bracing. Cut them a tiny bit longer than the inside of the cabinet from top to bottom, wedge them in and you should be good to go!!
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