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Old 05-27-2020, 11:05 PM   #1
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Tank stand advice

I saw a deal I couldnít resist as Iíve been wanting to have a fish tank again for some time. Had one for years, then went to college and never had one again.

Today someone listed a complete setup including heaters decorations lights pump etc. for $40. A 72 gallon bow front.

Now comes the problem...I need something able to support the weight. Weíre talking almost 800lbs.

The standard tank stands I see donít look well built enough to be safe. Theyíre also pretty ugly. If the wife doesnít like it, itís not gonna fly.

Is there furniture I could use that would support the weight such as a buffet server? A dresser? A hutch?

Any help is greatly appreciated!

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Old 05-28-2020, 01:26 AM   #2
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Furniture like that isn't designed to support that kind of weight so I wouldn't recommend it..
Do you have any carpentry skills/experience or know someone who does that might help you out?

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I built a couple of stands using treated 2x4s. There are a number of plans on the web but designing one is easy. I'm not particularly handy and certainly not a carpenter, but this is not a hard job. Or, if you are ok with a tank that's closer to the floor, cement blocks and 2x4s work.
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