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Old 03-26-2012, 05:01 PM   #11
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Atleast you won't be afraid of waking up to a broken tank. Worst thing ever. It's not suppose to rain inside is it? Un oh lol
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Old 03-27-2012, 12:57 PM   #12
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20.9" L X 11" W X 27.8" H
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could I just attach a larger piece of shelving/plywood to the top of this to create enough surface area for a bigger tank? I think the metal frame is quite sturdy.

has anyone ever really had their tank explode?
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Old 03-27-2012, 01:18 PM   #13
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you could but I'd be afraid of balance issues
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Old 03-27-2012, 01:26 PM   #14
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I have and may still own one of those metal frame stands. Just let me say that I am unimpressed with it. 'Tippy' might be a word I would apply.
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Old 03-27-2012, 01:31 PM   #15
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20.9" L X 11" W X 27.8" H
For 10 gallon Aquariums
SKU: 1384538

could I just attach a larger piece of shelving/plywood to the top of this to create enough surface area for a bigger tank? I think the metal frame is quite sturdy.

has anyone ever really had their tank explode?
You would really be pressing your luck. I wouldn't do it. If you decide to go for it, we'd all appreciate if you'd keep your camera real handy.....
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Old 03-27-2012, 03:32 PM   #16
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THe tank is 24 in long and 13 in deep

The stand is metal. 21 in long and 11 deep from petco. No weight limit specified
Unless the edges and corners of the tank is completely supported by the stand ... don't even bother. From your numbers, if you center everything accordingly, you're leaving 1.5 inches of length and 1 inch of depth on each side unsupported. The weight of the water is distributed to the outer edges so which is why you want all edges to be properly supported.

Stands are not an area you want to skimp on ... One time I cursed like mad when I spilled a gallon of milk on the floor ... took a lot of paper towels, I'd hate to think of 10gal or more.
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Old 03-27-2012, 03:37 PM   #17
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I wouldn't do it with that stand, but we augmented the top of our stand to fit a bigger tank.
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Old 03-28-2012, 12:24 AM   #18
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don- where did you find that piece of wood? what type is that. how thick is it? don't worry I'm not going to risk putting it on my metal stand. the members here have talked some sense into me.
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It's only 3/4" but solid pine. Shrink wrapped 'project board' or something like that at Lowes. Instead of a single wide plank it's made of many smaller pieces edge glued together. There was also some 1.5" thick stuff but not in a large enough dimension for me.
It's screwed to the original top with about 6 wood screws. Treated with Danish Oil & paste wax. Holding up well so far.

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