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Old 08-14-2020, 10:28 AM   #1
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Will this hold? Need help!

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Iím in the process of setting up my first tank. Itís big, 120cm long (approx 60 gallons)
I have put it on a heavy wooden cabinet, but now Iím worried it wonít be strong enough How can I tell? I really donít want to stuff this up, and itís on the strongest bit of furniture I own.
What do you guys think? Should it be ok?
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Old 08-15-2020, 06:20 AM   #2
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I dont like it. It's going to bow down in the middle. That was not designed to hold 600 pounds. The fact that it's not landing on the sides is a problem. If there was a double sub layer of plywood that spanned the entire surface youd be ok.
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I dont like it. It's going to bow down in the middle. That was not designed to hold 600 pounds. The fact that it's not landing on the sides is a problem. If there was a double sub layer of plywood that spanned the entire surface youd be ok.
I’ve got a double layer of ply under the tank itself. Not sure if that will help any
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I see in pic. It's not spreading load to outer frame. The outer frame is the structure/strength of the chest. At any rate, I wouldnt use it.
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I would buy a stand. Those boards on the bottom frame are probably 1/2 and glued. Not worth the risk of 60 gallons of water on the floor.
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