Electrical Outlet & Aquarium Safety

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Hi! I am new to the forms so I hope I am posting this in the right place. I recently purchased a double-stand for my 29 gallon planted aquarium in hopes that one day I can have another one on the bottom. I'm just wondering if its a big safety risk to have one on the bottom because of where the electrical outlet is located? Thank you in advance!
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I would be more worried that the stand is not rated to hold that much weight. Your looking at around 300-350 lbs, and could be more or less depending on the substrate ( I can't tell from the picture. )

Is that stand specifically made for tanks?

As for the electrical outlet, you could always get a plastic covering for it if you think water would get on it/near it. It's always good to have it protected just in case of an accident, etc
 
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Junne said:
I would be more worried that the stand is not rated to hold that much weight. Your looking at around 300-350 lbs, and could be more or less depending on the substrate ( I can't tell from the picture. )

Is that stand specifically made for tanks?

As for the electrical outlet, you could always get a plastic covering for it if you think water would get on it/near it. It's always good to have it protected just in case of an accident, etc

Yes it is! I ordered it from Doctors Foster & Smiths.
 

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I wouldnt be worried about the weight. I would however flip the circuit breaker for that outlet when doing any maintenance. Better safe than sorry..
 
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alink said:
I wouldnt be worried about the weight. I would however flip the circuit breaker for that outlet when doing any maintenance. Better safe than sorry..
Thank you! I didn't think about that.
 

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you might want to put a better drip loop in the top plug in the set up you have right now.
 

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I use a multi socket surge protector that hangs from the back of the stand. This forces all the electrical connections into a loop.

You can pick them up for $9 - $19, depending on the length of the cord, at any of the big box stores.
 
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