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Old 04-07-2019, 01:25 PM   #1
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Matching aquarium to stand?

Hello All,

I am thinking about getting back to the 'hobby'. I have always wanted a 55 gallon setup. As I look around at what to buy I notice that available stands (I'm thinking metal) that I can find don't necessarily match the dimensions of a typical 55 gal aquarium. For example: I was looking at 1 particular stand, advertised for a 55 gal aquarium that measures (14.5 x 49.5 x 27.9 inches) and when I search actual aquariums I see sizes that are all between 50.5 and 51.9 inches in width and some with a depth of 15 inches.

So if I purchased the stand I would have an aquarium that hangs over the edges..... That seems like a recipe for disaster or am I missing something.

I've looked at several stands and I can't seem to find a match between the tank footprint and the stands.

I know the big-box pet stores sell aquariums with matching stand but I really don't want to go with one of those composite/pressboard stands and have to deal with the inevitable swelling from getting water on it.....

In the past I had small aquariums and don't remember this being an issue...or at least not a concern.....

Any thoughts on how to find a stand that matches the tank footprint or am I obsessing over something that isn't a reason for concern?
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