The Planted Tank Forum - Reply to Topic
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Specific Aspects of a Planted Tank > Equipment > Is this tank stand going to collapse?

Thread: Is this tank stand going to collapse? Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
01-28-2013 01:59 PM
gregor How would you guys suggest adding diagonal bracing to that stand?
01-28-2013 01:32 AM
Shana There is no diagonal bracing, only the shelf in the center to brace the legs. I wonder if I could add bracing? I need to tear that tank down soon, and I could add it then.
01-28-2013 12:48 AM
Diana Generally figure 10 lbs per gallon, for a ball park weight of a fully set up tank.

I would be concerned about that table because I do not see any diagonal bracing.
01-28-2013 12:43 AM
jeremy va Think about whether a big man could sit on it safely. Sure looks like it to me! I'd bet you could support 500# on that thing...
01-27-2013 09:59 PM
Bubba Shrimp I use a solid Maple Hutch because I was scared.
01-27-2013 09:59 PM
Bubba Shrimp It should be fine as long as it's not on carpet. If it was a carpet I would worry.
01-27-2013 09:22 PM
Shana
Is this tank stand going to collapse?

I might just be paranoid, but lately I have been worrying about my tank stand collapsing. The tank has been up for more than two years without a problem, but what if...?

I was extremely skeptical of the particle board stands I saw at all the chain stores, so I opted to use a wooden table. It is, in fact, the exact same style of table a friend used for a tank stand for years, and no, his never collapsed (yes, you think this would reassure me, but no, it does not). Here it is: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...500_SS500_.jpg

It's a solid wood console table from World Market. I think the wood is from a rubber tree. I have a 30 gallon long acrylic tank sitting on top of it, which should be about 250#? 260#? My concern is not that it will immediately collapse, because it obviously hasn't, but that after years of holding all of that weight it will one day fail. Catastrophically. My floors are old, uneven hardwood and I have never been able to get the tank 100% level. And I live on the second floor, above the owners of the house, so if this stand collapses and dumps 30 gallons of water...I am screwed in so many ways.

Has anyone used a table like this successfully? And if this is a bad idea, what should I try instead?

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT. The time now is 01:32 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012