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72gal BowFront Aquarium and Cabinet Project

Discussion in 'Freshwater Videos' started by salmonfly, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. salmonfly New Member Member

  2. David C Well Known Member Member

    I can't tell from the videos, did you leave the wheels on the stand when you set it up or were they just for convenience of moving it around? It looks really nice though, wish my skills were as good as yours :)

  3. salmonfly New Member Member

    cabinet build

    Hi Dave,
    Yes. That was my original intent to leave the casters on. Who knows, I may have to move it again.

    Have a great day,
  4. David C Well Known Member Member

    I just wasnt sure how that would work with so much weight being pushed down on the 4 small points. Most stands try and distribute the weight evenly over the floor rather than in such small points. You figure the tank full with stand weight around 700lbs and figure those casters have about 1sq inch of surface area (i'm being generous). So in the end, you are putting about 175lb/sq inch of weight on the floor. I suppose if you engineered the stand to distribute the weight in this fashion and the floor can hold up under those pressures, you would be safe. If it were me, I wouldn't be able to sleep.

  5. acea091489 Valued Member Member

    Love the bowfront.
  6. treve Valued Member Member

    great job it looks beautiful :happy0034: