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Old 12-24-2013, 01:52 PM   #1
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Question Storing a smaller tank into a larger tank?

I've been storing my empty 10 gallon into a 20 gallon long. I'm starting to wonder if this is a good idea. I don't see any cracks or anything but I just wanted to see if anyone else did this or if it's even a good idea. I know crazy question, lol.
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So your asking if you can put an empty 10g tank into an empty 20g tank? To store them?
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Doesn't seem like it would really cause much of an issue when it's only that big. I could imagine it causing a problem from pressure if you stored a 10 gallon tank in a 50 or 100 gallon etc. For a 10 in a 20 I guess you'll be fine.
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The bottoms of fish tanks are extremely strong as long at the pressure is evenly distributed. There was a video on youtube with a guy that put something like 250 pounds of rocks in the bottom of a 10g tank, then stood on it and it didn't break.
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So your asking if you can put an empty 10g tank into an empty 20g tank? To store them?
Yes, it's been like this for a bit but I was wondering if it would causing problems over time. I did it because I kept bumping into the 10 gallon with my foot, lol. Scared I was going to accidentally kick it too hard and break the tank.
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