Tank Sides Hanging Off The Stand

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Adriifu

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

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Adriifu said:
It's a 55-gallon tank.
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.
 

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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.
 
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smee82 said:
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.
danhutchins said:
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.
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.
 

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

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I have mine on the floor.
Adriifu said:
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.
I have mine on the floor.
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Most likely it will be ok but I wouldn't risk it on anything bigger than a 20 gallon 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 55 gallon tank.
 

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Ive used concrete blocks and wood planks to make my own temp stand until I could afford a stand.
 

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

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

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

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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.
 

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Ms rose said:
I voted yes, but then I read the comments, so I supose I was very wrong hhaha
I voted yes before I knew it was a 55g. I changed it .
 

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yes I just changed mine too. don't want to cofuse folks (or look stupid for saying its ok) hahaha
 

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