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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-16-2018, 07:11 PM Thread Starter
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So I have a stand but it isn’t solid (check photo) and I’m worried about bowing/leaking. I got a couple of pieces of white wood or something but was thinking of laying 3/4 inch thick maple hardwood on top. Would that be sturdy enough to hold 450+ lbs min? Should I just buy another stand? I’m sorry if this is the wrong place to post couldn’t figure out where to.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-12-2018, 03:49 PM
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It's difficult to judge the sturdiness of the stand from those pictures, but I will say that an acrylic aquarium needs a solid base. You will have to put something on top (the 3/4 inch thick maple hardwood you suggested might work).

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3/4 on the top, and wrap 3 sides with 1/2 or 3/4 ply to prevent the stand from racking. You can keep the front open or build doors for it. But if you wrapped the sides and the top with ply, the stand will be plenty strong.

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