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Old 12-15-2014, 08:58 PM   #1
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file cabinet for aquarium stand?


Not sure if this belongs in the equipment section (mods please move it accordingly)

It's a metal cabinet, and the tank I've got is a fluval 7.9 Nano shrimp habitat.

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Old 12-15-2014, 09:07 PM   #2
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I have a 14g on an old 2-drawer file cabinet. Put plywood on top and leveled it and everything's fine. The old file cabinets are very sturdy.
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Should be absolutely fine, I'd pit plywood on there though..
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across the whole length, or just the footprint of the tank?
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Old 12-15-2014, 11:02 PM   #5
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I'd do whole length, unless you feel the top is solid.. i remember the tips being thin, maleable metal??
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Old 12-15-2014, 11:22 PM   #6
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Most file cabinets are pretty sturdy, and you can generally take a lot more liberties with a tank of that size.

If the foot print of the tank is really similar to that of the file cabinet, you might be able to get away with just putting the tank on it, otherwise a sturdy piece of plywood as the others have said - to help distribute the weight out to the edges, where the support is.

Might want to try standing on it, and see if it inhibits opening the top drawer or creates any noticeable flexing.
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