Aquarium Forum

  · Tropical Fish Home
· Fish News
· Aquarium Forum
· Buy & Sell
· Calculators
· Equipment reviews
· Free Aquarium Ebook
· Feedback
· Link to us
· Photo gallery
· Plant species
· Tropica Plant DB
Tropical fish species
· By Common name
· By Scientific name
Tropical Marine fish
· By Common name
· By Scientific name

        Via paypal

  · African Cichlids
· Algae Control
· Aquarium Decoration
· Aquarium Resources
· Aquatic Plants
· Barb Fish
· Betta Fish
· Breeding Fish
· Catfish
· Central American Cichlids
· Cichlids
· Clownfish
· Corals
· Corydoras Catfish
· Discus Fish
· Dwarf Cichlids
· Fish Diseases
· Frogs and Turtles
· Goby Fish
· Goldfish
· Gourami
· Invertebrates
· Jellyfish
· Killiefish
· Lake Victoria Cichlids
· Livebearers
· Malawi Cichlids
· Marine Aquariums
· Marine Aquarium Fish
· Other Fish
· Pleco
· Predatory Fish
· Photography
· Pond Fish
· Responsible Fish Keeping
· Rainbow Fish
· Shark Fish
· South American Cichlids
· Tanganyika Cichlids
· Tetra Fish
· Tropical Fish Food
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 19
  1. #1

    Default Can my desk support a 20 gallon aquarium?

    0 Not allowed!
    How can I tell if my desk can support a 20 gallon aquarium? At one time, It held an 8 gallon aquarium (tall), and now it holds a 5 gallon aquarium. Later I will post a pic of the desk so maybe that might help.

  2. Default

    0 Not allowed!
    Well, 1 gallon of water is about 8.34 lbs. So the water is 166.8 lbs + whatever the tank it self weighs. I would say if you think it can hold 200 lbs. your safe. If not there are cheaper stands at your LFS for about $20 that will work fine.

  3. Default

    0 Not allowed!
    Is it a steal frame? because i have a 4 and a half foot long steal frame desk that can hold 80 gallons

  4. #4


    0 Not allowed!
    Ok, I know that a 20 gallon aquarium would be 225 pounds with all the equipment, gravel, fish and stuff. The desk is completely wooden and is about 10 years old. It has like two layers of paint on it.
    But it isn't really possible to get rid of the desk and put an aquarium stand there.

    I will post a pic in a few hours, dumb essay I have to write....

  5. Default

    0 Not allowed!
    20 gallon tank is nothing, as long as it's not made in china you're safe.

  6. #6


    0 Not allowed!
    Here's a pic of my desk

    and another

    So do you think it can support 20 gallons?

  7. Default

    0 Not allowed!
    I think yes if you keep it to the right above the drawers. I woulde keep it off the side whith the space for the chair.

  8. #8


    0 Not allowed!
    ok, but what if the tank is kinda long and part of it goes over the space for the chair?

  9. Default

    0 Not allowed!
    I'd say that looks like a pretty solid desk, your only worry is to check for desk stability. Make sure the boards on which the entire frame sits on are not lose or raggety.

    btw cute little aquarium

  10. #10


    0 Not allowed!

    (Iprobably sound like an idiot now) How would I check if those boards are stable?

Similar Threads

  1. Weather Loach in a 29 gallon tank
    By gwenkat in forum Loaches
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-10-2006, 12:24 PM
  2. Ceramic Clay for making aquarium rocks ??
    By kostasonia in forum Beginner Freshwater
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-21-2006, 03:58 PM
  3. Aquarium Salt and other beginner questions
    By Richalds in forum Beginner Freshwater
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 05-10-2006, 05:11 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts