Tank Sides Hanging Off The Stand

Discussion in 'Freshwater Aquarium Builds' started by Adriifu, May 23, 2018.


Is it okay?

  1. Yes

  2. No

  3. I don't know

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  1. AdriifuWell Known MemberMember

    Hello. I was recently warned here that this might possibly be dangerous. The tank has been running since Halloween and hasn't run into any problems, but I'm still going to address the issue to save me from any anxiety. The tank hangs off the edge of a treasure chest (a very sturdy one at that) by about two inches. Is this a bad thing or can I get away with it? Here's a picture.

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  2. Adrian BurkeValued MemberMember

    2 inches is pushing it, but as long as it is a sturdy tank it should be okay. How many gallons of water?

  3. AdriifuWell Known MemberMember

    It's a 55-gallon tank.

  4. danhutchinsWell Known MemberMember

    I wouldn't risk it. It might be ok but the key word is might. And anytime I hear "it might be ok" I just don't do it. I have severe anxiety and that would probably kill me.
  5. smee82Fishlore VIPMember

    Theres no way i would leave it like that its a disaster waiting to happen. Theres too much stress on the corners for it not to give sooner or later.
  6. AdriifuWell Known MemberMember

    If it's not okay, what should I do to fix it? I can't exactly tear down the aquarium and buy a new stand. I don't have enough money for that at the moment.
  7. 2211NighthawkFishlore VIPMember

    Yeah, not two inches. I got twitchy with 1/4” on a 20g. I wouldn’t risk it without something underneath.
  8. danhutchinsWell Known MemberMember

    I have mine on the floor.
    I have mine on the floor. 20180523_131830.jpg
  9. DarkOneFishlore VIPMember

    Most likely it will be ok but I wouldn't risk it on anything bigger than a 20g long.

    I would get 3/4" plywood to put under it. HD or Lowes will cut plywood for you. You can get a 4' x 4' and have them cut 12.5" to give you a 48" x 12.5" base for your 55g tank.
  10. smee82Fishlore VIPMember

    Ive used concrete blocks and wood planks to make my own temp stand until i could afford a stand.
  11. Lynn78tooWell Known MemberMember

    I definitely would risk it, especially with the rocks in the one corner. Nice set-up BTW.
  12. Adrian BurkeValued MemberMember

    Best bet is to put it on the floor. You probably can’t open the chest, so now you could access it.
  13. AdriifuWell Known MemberMember

    Thanks for the help! I’ll definitely consider getting the plywood for support.
  14. FanaticFishlore VIPMember

    Hello! You must have all four corners of a fish tank equally supported by the object it’s sitting on.
  15. SeasoldierWell Known MemberMember

    Hi, I wouldn't risk it, with all the rocks on the left end of the tank the stress exerted on the glass joints must be high & will probably give sooner or later, I'd go for the plywood support idea, it will even the weight / stress out.
  16. Ms roseWell Known MemberMember

    i voted yes, but then i read the comments, so i supose i was very wrong hhaha
  17. DarkOneFishlore VIPMember

    I voted yes before I knew it was a 55g. I changed it :).
  18. Ms roseWell Known MemberMember

    yes i just changed mine too. dont want to cofuse folks (or look stupid for saying its ok) hahaha
  19. AdriifuWell Known MemberMember

    Thanks! I’ll get the wood ASAP.
  20. GoldiemomWell Known MemberMember

    Holy cow! Get the wet vac out and waiting. lol

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