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  1. Default is this ok?? for a stand


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    i love his videos and have did some of his stuff, even though he says it is fine, what about the weight in the midddle,, though i guess it will be fine my 55 doesnt have a brace in middle and it is a "floating style" but still what do yall think


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    I don't like the look of that without a full length board to spread the weight of the tank. Not convinced.
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    I agree with firefly. My 55 gallon stand had a major brace in the centre. I would be worried every evening of hearing that cracking sound followed by water going over a ledge.
    Not something I would try.
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    See what the aquarium manufacturer thinks of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angelfish11788 View Post
    what do yall think

    No way, I would go that route with a 55g & I am not against cinderblock stands btw, I have a 90 and a 6' 100 on them right this second. [And they have been for years with no issues but they are supported all the way around the frame with 2x4s running the length of the tank]

    The issue is this: Glass tanks need to be supported around the entirety of their frames perimeter.

    IMO, It's not optional.

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    I think this would work for smaller tanks, but I wouldn't trust a larger or longer tank with no support in the middle.
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
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    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.

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    Run some pieces of board along the edges or a piece of 1" ply and you're in business.
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    Some glass tanks can be supported only at the corners. There was a fish store here that kept 55g, 75g and other sized tanks cinder block stands with no supports in the middle. Talked to the owner and he said he them on blocks for at least 10 years. For my personal tanks I would probably never take the chance.

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    Korith, unless there is an easy and fool proof way to tell which tanks need the support and which can be without I would be afraid to try as well. Does the owner know the difference? Just curious.
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
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    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.

    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.


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    For the price of the blocks you would need to support a larger tank it would be cheaper to buy some 2x4's and a piece of 3/4' ply and make a stand that would be 10x stronger and would let you sleep at night.
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