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Featured Will my tank be okay on this stand.

Discussion in 'Help and Advice' started by richard, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. richard

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    I have a new river reef 48 tank that I want to sit on a solid wood stand.

    The stand is slightly smaller in width than the tank, so the tank will be overhanging a couple of inch at the front.

    The tank as a plastic support around the base, so the glass doesn't touch the bottom.

    Will the tank be oaky like this ?
     
  2. KBREEFER

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    Hi, if it was me, what I would do is get a piece of wood 10mm +thick and cut it to the exact shape of the bottom of the river reef ,paint it with black paint or varnish (your preference) so that any water spills won't soak into the wood and place that onto the top of the cabinet and then place the river reef onto this. That way all the weight of the full tank will be supported on the plastic edges of the tank and the floating glass bottom will not come into contact with the cabinet and with the piece of wood painted black it will match the plastic.
    I do think though that so long has all the back and most of the sides are supported you should be ok as the weight is supported on the edges with a floating glass bottom ,but just for piece of mind I have said what I would do.:rolleyes:
    Hope this is of some help. good luck with whatever way you do it.
    All the best KBREEFER.
     
  3. PaulM

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    I'd support the full weight similar to above regardless of the glass thickness and bracing etc Big Thumbs Up
     
  4. Mr Dave

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    As above I wouldn't risk it for the sake of a few quick spend on some marine plywood mate
     
  5. richard

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    Thanks for advice I'll have to look into it.

    I've had my tank in bedroom for the past 3 years and I now have permission to move it into the living room.

    Problem is the stand isn't mine, its my mums, and I'm unsure if she will agree to having another piece of wood on top, but I'll ask.

    I was hoping you were going to say it would be fine, but I suppose it better to be safe than sorry.
     
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    Will 10mm be thick enough to support it then, suppose you wont really notice it at that thickness.
     
  7. Mr Dave

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    All you have to do mate is scribe the new pice of wood/processed board to the same shape as your tank and paint/stain it the same colour and bingo she wouldn't tell.
    Don't forget to counter sink the fixings into the new top so as not to crack the tank.
     
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    Is it a river reef stamd?
     
  9. Mr Dave

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    yeah you would be sup prised how much weight it would take over a few inches Richard
     
  10. richard

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    Sorry mate, not sure what you mean by the statement below ?

    "Don't forget to counter sink the fixings into the new top so as not to crack the tank."
     
  11. Mr Dave

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    when you screw the new pice to the stand make sure the screw heads are below the surface of the new piece so it doesn't load pressure on the screw head
     
  12. richard

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    Will in not be safe just resting in place without screwing it, won't the weight of the tank hold it in place.

    I'm pushing it a bit having the tank down stairs, if I start drilling screws into her furniture I've had it lol.
     
  13. Mr Dave

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    lol it will be ok just makes it easier to keep in place when you place you tanks and adjust it into position mate .
     
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    can you stick it down with no nails, that it what i used and it is fine :smile:
     
  15. Mr Dave

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    only thing being there when its time to move the tank your buggered lol Hysterical
     
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    Whoops forgot about that, I don't have to move mine. Works though :smile:
     
  17. richard

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    I think I'll glue the tank to the cut piece of wood, and then just rest it on top of the stand.

    Thanks
     
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    Can you do that if it is a floating base?
     
  19. Mr Dave

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    TBH I wouldn't do that mate. you will be stuck with it then , pardon the pun
     
  20. richard

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    Ye it would just be stuck to the plastic trim, not the glass base.

    I'll think I'll leave it then, save messing about with glue, its not going to move anywhere with the weight of it.
     
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