|04-04-2013 05:05 PM|
|02-03-2013 06:03 AM|
|02-03-2013 03:34 AM|
|Silmarwen||That sounds brilliant. I think that the vertical sides help the weight limit a lot. Otherwise, the inside shelves are also much thinner. But I imagine an additional piece of hardwood laminate would go a long way towards reinforcing the top just to have it there. I love the idea, though, I'll definitely be looking into it.|
|02-02-2013 03:46 AM|
|creekbottom||I have the Expedit but the 8 cube one, although I'm not using it for a fish tank. The thicker outer pieces are solid, but it's veneer over a particle board kind of thing. My guess is they only give 29 pounds because those shelves are only held in with the wood dowels. It took some with a hammer to get everything in the holes but it's a solid unit once it's assembled.|
|02-02-2013 03:43 AM|
Is there a piece of IKEA Furniture to hold a tank
If you use ikea just wood glue the dowels and when you screw something in. Makes it permanent but 20 times stronger. You should be fine!
|02-02-2013 03:22 AM|
Does IKEA underrate its furniture
Click on read more ... and then scroll down and it gives only 29# per shelf
Is the top panel solid or hollowed out on the expedit?
If that is solid, it should be able to support a ton on the top. Why are the shelves rated so low.
|02-01-2013 04:27 PM|
|hisxlency||great thread. I just picked up a 30G and now im hunting for a cheap stand thats strong enough to hold the tank and hide a canister under.|
|02-01-2013 04:03 PM|
It is a bit top heavy sitting on my carpet so I have it strapped to the wall just incase.
|02-01-2013 01:42 PM|
just be smart in choosing the furniture and check out how it's built. rock it back and forth and see if the pieces wiggle or if the whole thing moves as one.
anything you buy can be reinforced on the inside.
granted, once you start getting up to large sizes something custom is required. but I'd think anything that petco would stock would be alright on furniture as long as your not a dummy about it.
|02-01-2013 01:36 PM|
|02-01-2013 01:28 PM|
This looks interesting, but how do you fit a canister and CO2 tank in it. I imagine some creative cutting would need to be done.
I'd love to find something that was not a custom piece of $400+ furniture that needed to be Greyhounded to be from across the country and was 24+ inches wide and 12+ inches deep and had actual doors. Lot harder than I thought it would be.
This looks interesting from Ikea, but it looks like it has no back so some extra support will probably be needed.
|02-01-2013 01:20 PM|
I have this under my 11.4G:
It's made of solid wood, too, instead of particle board.
|02-01-2013 01:18 PM|
Model No.: 21363
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 31.0
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 23.2 x 35.4 x 28.3
Walmart No.: 007114196
Accommodates up to a 32" flat panel TV
Open shelf for components
3 drawers for closed storage
Easy to assemble with household tools
Overall dimensions: 15.69"L x 27.63"W x 27.94"HModel# 5514026PCOM
|02-01-2013 01:02 PM|
Maybe something like this from Walmart now that IKEA has not produced results
Nouvelle Nightstand with Drawer:
24.75"H x 21.25"W x 16"D
Drawer is 3.75" x 15.75" x 12.75"
Solid corner posts up to 2" thick that double as legs
Laminated wood composites
Made in the USA
Some assembly required
But would it hold a 10 gallon tank, which with sand, and filter, and fish, and rocks would probably weigh 120 pounds.
Looks sturdy, but it is particle board, NOT solid.
|02-01-2013 12:38 PM|
|Silmarwen||That's a 20 long on the Expedit?? That's such a great fit! The Expedits are finished on both sides, aren't they? I'm suddenly considering one... How sturdy does it feel?|
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