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Old 10-11-2004, 11:44 PM   #1
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got a new tank... weight issue?

hey guys, so my 29 gal was bowing and my wife didnt want to take the chance, nor did I , so we went and got an all-glass 37 gal(comes with a center brace). Here's my question: it's got the same dimensions as the 29 , but it 22 inches tall instead of 18, so it fits on the stand I already had.. a perfecto , black, wood, single door.. do you think the extra weight (8 gal) will be an issue? hope not

8 more gallons = more fish! right doopy!?

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The lack of additional water is good for keeping things stable, however since you did not gain any more of a footprint, I would stock it as if it was a 29g. Most fish are territorial side to side, not up and down.

The weight should no be an issue, Perfecto makes a similar tank (they call it a 38X) and they reccomend their 30x12 stands for it. Obviously, check to make sure you are putting the stand on a flat level surface.
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1 gal. is 7-8 lbs. it will be fine.
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