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Author Topic: Will this stand support my aquarium?  (Read 1808 times)
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« on: February 02, 2016, 05:49:13 PM »

Hi everyone!

I purchased a used 55 gallon aquarium stand on craigslist a few months ago, and now, as I am working toward getting it set up, I'm somewhat concerned about it's ability to support my aquarium. The brand is Classic Oak Fine Aquarium Furniture and it looks solidly made, but the aquarium is only held up by a thin lip on the inside of the stand (pictures attached). The stand for my 29 gal is a flat surface, so I wasn't sure about the new one and thought I would ask more knowledgable people about it.

Thanks for all your help!

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« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2016, 06:01:03 PM »

 Mine doesn't have much more support than that and it's fine.

Just don't drop and rocks on it. :-)
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« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2016, 06:33:16 PM »

The wrought iron stands that are more inexpensive than the wood ones have that type of holder for the tank and they are just fine.  If it is an aquarium stand, it is made to hold the weight of the size tank it is made for. 

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« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2016, 05:32:25 AM »

Try a test fill on it

Just fill it slowly!

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« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2016, 08:29:37 AM »

I also agree that it should be fine. Aquariums do not necessarily need to rest on an entire flat surface. I've maintained hundreds of aquariums and I can't remember a single one resting entirely on a flat surface. As long as the corners are resting firmly there should be no issues.

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