Tv Stand For Aquarium???

Discussion in 'Freshwater Tank Equipment' started by Cricket lynn mclean, Aug 6, 2017.

  1. Cricket lynn mclean

    Cricket lynn mclean Well Known Member Member

    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. FB_IMG_1502053819666.jpg FB_IMG_1502053825539.jpg
     
  2. California L33

    California L33 Well Known Member Member

    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.
     
  3. tunafax

    tunafax Well Known Member Member

    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.
     




  4. Fanatic

    Fanatic Fishlore VIP Member

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

    jmaldo Well Known Member Member

    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
     
  6. Dropszecolorlord

    Dropszecolorlord Valued Member Member

    i would dare to put a 5 gallon on it it looks realy untrustworthy
     
  7. OP
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    Cricket lynn mclean

    Cricket lynn mclean Well Known Member Member

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

    Prism Well Known Member Member

    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 30g 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. ^
     
  9. OP
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    Cricket lynn mclean

    Cricket lynn mclean Well Known Member Member

    I really had no idea 30 gallons was that heavy ! I will definitely keep looking.
     
  10. OP
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    Cricket lynn mclean

    Cricket lynn mclean Well Known Member Member

    Screenshot_2017-08-07-00-11-54-1.png thoughts on this one? Her husband made it.
     
  11. AllieSten

    AllieSten Fishlore VIP Member

    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?

     
     
  12. OP
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    Cricket lynn mclean

    Cricket lynn mclean Well Known Member Member

    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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