somebody is lying about this metal shelve

Discussion in 'Freshwater Tank Equipment' started by EROLHSIF, Jul 23, 2015.

  1. EROLHSIFNew MemberMember

    It's a 3-tier black metal shelve, listed at Home Depot and Walmart. Home Depot doesn't list a manufacturer name, but Walmart has it a Whitmor. Both website list the same model #6070-3437. I wanted to buy it for my new 29Gallon tank as Home Depot show it can hold 350lb. per shelf. But Walmart shows 200lb. per shelf. Somebody is lying, what max pound you think each shelf can hold?

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  2. alinkWell Known MemberMember

    I'm seeing both say 350 lb weight capacity per shelf. Idk if I would trust it with a fish tank being that the worst case scenario of a failure is a lot of water on your floor along with sand/gravel, and of course your fish... I would go with something that is solid wood or metal, not the wire rack type shelving. Maybe it would work, I just wouldnt risk it if it was my tank..
  3. DolfanFishlore VIPMember

    It looks like they have different feet, so maybe that is why they are different weight limits.
  4. kidster9700Well Known MemberMember

    That Home Depot one looks just like what I bought of Amazon for $45. Same size and everything. Said each shelf was 350lb if evenly distributed. I'm using it for my two snakes so I wasn't too worried, but I got it in case I do use it for aquariums later.

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    here is the stand that i bought. so you can know its good quality. i would trust 350 on each shelf, but maybe not on all three at the same time.
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  5. BDpupsWell Known MemberMember

    A 29 with water and substrate is right sround 300 pounds. You should be OK.

    Just curious as to why you don't want a stand made for aquariums?
  6. kidster9700Well Known MemberMember

    a 29 with water alone is about 300lbs. with substrate its probably going to be 330 if you add a pound for every gallon. one gallon of water is almost exactly 10lbs. so i would not put a 29 on there unless you felt really good about it and weren't putting in anything but plants and maybe a small piece of driftwood.
  7. BDpupsWell Known MemberMember

    A gallon of water is just over 8 pounds, 8.34 to be exact. If there is substrate in the tank, this will displace some of the water, you will not have 29 gallons in the tank.

    So, a 29 gallon with water and substrate is around 300 pounds...
  8. kidster9700Well Known MemberMember

    either way, the tank itself weighs idk, 20lbs? i have a hard time lifting mine and 20lbs is about how much i can easily pick up and move around. don't forget the weight of the hood, heater, filter, etc. its all pretty minimal but adds up fast.
    i wouldn't do a 29 on this stand unless you plan on weighing everything and keeping track of it all. because it would be very easy to go over 350.
  9. BDpupsWell Known MemberMember

    I factored all those things in. It's around 300 pounds. And that is accounting for a lot of substrate.

    The tank dry is 40 pounds.
  10. frampyWell Known MemberMember

    Look at a restaurant supply house. Those shelf units hold way more weight.
  11. BDpupsWell Known MemberMember


    $39.99 plus shipping. And the peace of mind you have stand built for your aquarium. It holds two aquariums too. So when those $1 a gallon sales are going on, you already have a stand.
  12. Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    Well I bought a metal shelf rack from Home Depot 36x18 rated at 500 lbs per shelf that I'm using as a double stand for my 40g and my 29g. The 40g hasn't collapsed yet so I must still be under 500 lbs!

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  13. BDpupsWell Known MemberMember

    So the collapse will tell you if it's too heavy?!?!?!

    I'm kidding. I couldn't resist ;)
  14. Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    Hahaha, was slowly adding the water when I was filling it...

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  15. SnyperToddValued MemberMember

    Reminds me of how the guys torque bolts in my shop... Tighten them until they snap off or strip, then back them off 1/4 turn.....

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  16. EROLHSIFNew MemberMember

    I'm just gonna go to petco and buy this metal stand, only $42.49

  17. Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    Just buy this and do store pickup, save money!

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  18. EROLHSIFNew MemberMember

    I can't put that in a small bedroom.
  19. Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    Well you were looking at a 36x14 so I figured this wasn't much bigger. They also have a 30x12x60 also I think.

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