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Thread: stand trouble

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    i just bought another 55 gallon, and it came with a metal stand. i've had these before, i got the feet all adjusted so that it would sit level but now that i have it all set up i noticed that the middle isn't even touching the stand, both of the ends are but there's enough space that you could slide a penny or quarter between the stand and the plastic trim on the tank. will this affect anything? i've never had this issue before, i usually use wooden stands

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    The outside frame is fine for supporting a tank. Most of the metal stands are totally open anyway. Only acrylic tanks needs the bottom supported.

    If you have little kids, I would be cautious using on of those stands in case a kid wants to hang on it.

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    sorry i meant like the outside frame in the center, its open bottom but the frame around the outside in the center is almost like sagging so it appears that the only thing supporting it is the ends. i did put a 2by4 under it to help lift it up but idk if this will work ok or not opinions are appreciated i just dont want it to bust

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    Put a straight edge on the stand to see if the frame of the stand is straight and not curved. I think the stand is probably fine, once the tank has some water in it, the frame of the tank will make contact with all the edges.

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    The easiest way to solve this is to take some good thick styrofoam and fill the area then paint it black. Cut the styrofoam a little higher so it wedges well in there and really supports the tank.

    You could also put a plywood topper on the stand which then will allow you to shim the tank.

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    well i put water in the tank, and it still has that gap, it actually has been cycling for 3 days it hasnt cracked or shown any signs of leaking yet, im taking 2by4s and putting a support in the middle, it still appears for have a small gap, but the gap is deffinatly smaller, i dont really want to break down the tank and redo it, im hopping that by putting these 2by4s underneath the stand it will be ok, it seems to be holding so far

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