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Old 04-01-2020, 12:29 PM   #1
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Tank on long dresser

I've read several posts about putting a large aquarium on a dresser but I don't have anywhere else to really put it. Was wondering if I put a sheet of plywood or maybe 2 if that would help with the weight distribution. It's a 50 gallon aquarium. Here's a picture of the dresser. Please forgive the mess I'm moving things around.Click image for larger version

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Will the tank fit without anything hanging off the edge? You can test the strength of the dresser by putting something approximately the same weight as a filled tank. That would be somewhere around 600 lbs or 272 kg
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Hi, I would fix the dresser to the back wall and lay 3/4" marine ply across the top, I would screw down the ply every 8 inches. You could also reinforce the legs with some upright timbers, fixing the entire unit to the wall is important. Check the level first, half fill and check again, if it hasn't moved, fill some more. Or what SaraB suggested, testing it first with something the same weight or more would be a sensible thing to do.
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