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Will this support a 75g?

I picked up one of these from a garage sale yesterday for $100. the steel frame and legs feel very sturdy. what do you guys think?

was thinking of adding doors on the front so I can hide stuff below it. not sure how though, considering the frame is steel? thoughts?

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as long as they are made of hardwood I would say absolutely! make sure to keep us all posted that this is beautiful with the brown granite top
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Could always do a human weight test. I wanted to see if a coffee table would support my 10g so I stood on it for a couple minutes like a stool while I attached hanging hooks in the ceiling. Go bug some of your friends
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I'm guessing it's okay because it's steel, but I'm still nervous about having no center support. Figure 1000 pounds of tank if you do any math.
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I think it could be ok because of the steel. Id be a bit worried about the legs not being directly below the tank, but they're not going to be too far off.


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How thick is the steel?
If you have two 45 gal trash cans, you can put bags in them and fill them with water.
Film just in case it collapses.
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THANKS for the input everyone. This project probably won't take off though...the 75g acrylic i had lined up fell through...and the gf really wants the table for her place, lol. she is probably going to have her way. not having the tank kinda makes it easy to give in.


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LOL yeah that is usually how it works out. But working with steel everyday (I am a welder) I would confidently say that it would hold a 75g up no problem as long as the joints were actually welded across and nut just "tacked". My guess is the thickness is prob around a 0.095 and having the tubing being 2 inches wide, that will hold up alot more weight than you would think.

We can use 2 - 1" welds 0.25" wide to safely hold "8500lbs" with a crane according to OSHA. Although alot of the time we lift 10000lbs+ with that.

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lol, secret is safe here :P

it does look like it'd welded across. gonna have to keep my eyes open for another one i guess. oh, and the one i have isn't the same top as the one linked. it's a dark grey one.


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hahaha 10x safety factor

and all steel construction ROCKS!
1 1/8" square tube and anyone who needs center support isn't filling a glass tank LOL.



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nice! those your 20Ls?


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Let her have it, it will make her very happy.
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it's already sitting in her hallway. was well worth it


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