Tv Stand For Aquarium???

Hey guys. I found this stand on Facebook for 20 bucks. The seller says it is quite sturdy and carries her hubby's weight over 300lb. I would like to put my 30 gallon aquarium on it. What do you think? Sturdy enough? The base looks good but I'm not so sure about the cabinet part.
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California L33

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It's hard to say. Old TVs were heavy, but that construction doesn't fill me with confidence. I try to imagine 'worst case.' A TV on the floor would be bad, really bad. A 30 gallon tank on the floor would be awful.
 

tunafax

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Unless their hubby was 350lb and permanently lived on that stand, it's not a measure of anything since old TVs definitely didn't weigh 350lb.

Does it have a center brace? That would be a better indicator, though to me that stand is a no. If you want particle board, you might as well get an Ikea.

PS: as a craigslist and thrift store lurker, $20 for that isn't a good deal.
 

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Yeah, I'd always be wary about it collapsing.
 

jmaldo

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It looks like particle board to me no more than 1/2" thick if that. I would not trust 350 lbs on it. As mentioned what supports if any are inside
 
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Cricket lynn mclean

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There is a center support but it is also particle board. I'm thinking it's a no then lol. Thanks y'all!!!
 

Prism

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It doesn't look like its sturdy. I would always be worried, and have anxiety have it collapsing while i'm away, or on vacation. Collapse goes the tank? I don't think so. Get a sturdy stand, and you can put your 30 gallon on it, I have a 31g, and its about 400lb+ I don't actually know, but we have it on the stand that it came with, that is sturdy. Good luck on finding a stand for your 30g. I agree with above. ^
 
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Cricket lynn mclean

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I really had no idea 30 gallons was that heavy ! I will definitely keep looking.
 

AllieSten

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Get a Brooklyn stand from PetCo. They are cheap and super sturdy. Then you won't have to worry.

For a 30 gallon tank you have to figure the tank itself weighs about 50lbs, then with water weighing about 8.5lbs a gallon, that is 255 itself. Then add the 30lbs of sand plus decor. So you are easily up to 350lbs. If not more. Do you really want to trust a home made stand? If you don't know the person?
 
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Cricket lynn mclean

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Get a Brooklyn stand from PetCo. They are cheap and super sturdy. Then you won't have to worry.

For a 30 gallon tank you have to figure the tank itself weighs about 50lbs, then with water weighing about 8.5lbs a gallon, that is 255 itself. Then add the 30lbs of sand plus decor. So you are easily up to 350lbs. If not more. Do you really want to trust a home made stand? If you don't know the person?
Ok. I'll look into that stand. But I think I'm just going to put it on the bottom shelf of my door to Narnia. Currently I have a 10 gallon and 5.5 gallon there but they would be easier to move than a 30 I think.
 

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