Okay, after taking a look at numerous LFS
's stands, I realize that my stand is a POS. The board that is supporting the tank's bottom is extremely thin...probably 1/5 of an inch.
At one of the LFS
I found this extremely nice looking stand but the problem here is that my tank is 36''15''20'' and the stand is 36''18''. So after taking a look at the stand I was about to purchase it but that 3in worries me. The stand itself is bulit like an ox. I know for sure that the stand he had is probably 100x stronger than the one I have now, but 3''!!!
The peice of wood that is meant to support the tank's weight is pretty thick and looking inside the doors, there is additional support on the back (which I don't see if any other 36'' stand). There is also additional support on every corning of the stand because it is not just 4 peices of wood put together like my stand. This stand has 4 peices of wood together plus additional wooden stabs at every corner.
What do you guys think?
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Would that be okay? To have the tank placed 3/2in from the front and 3/2 from the back? Would it be just empty wasted space or is there going to be some structural problems?