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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-21-2017, 01:13 AM Thread Starter
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90G double tank stand - tank too tight on the bottom

Hi all.. Looking for some ideas on a possible solution here.

I have a 90 gallon tank on a metal double tank stand. I have a 72gallon bowfront that I'd like to put underneath, and its does fit - It's just too tall and there's barely enough room to get my hand in the tank for any possible maintenance... so that means no room for an HOB, or even enough room to get a gravel vac in .

Anyone know of any solutions to this? maybe a roller system opf some kind for the tank to roll out a bit to allow for maintenance?? Or is a smaller tank pretty much the only option i'm looking at.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-21-2017, 01:17 AM
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Moving a filled tank sounds like a recipe for disaster to me. Do yourself a favor and build a stand that accommodates your needs better. Might even be cheaper than a roller system.

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The roller idea seems to be a real bad idea , even if you could get it to work without taking up too much of the vertical space in the lower area of your stand . Consider that a gallon of water weigh roughly 8.3 pounds . Times 72 = 597 pounds . Not counting the weight of the tank plus substrate/hardscape . Assuming your rollers work ,and you're physically able to roll the tank out a bit from under the stand , you now have all , or part ,of that nearly 700 pounds trying to tip over your stand . Might be a lot of work to achieve a not wholly satisfactory result . If you've got room , go for a separate stand. Or a smaller tank .
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