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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-01-2013, 06:42 PM Thread Starter
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Semi-DIY tank stand question.

I've been looking into picking up a Mr.Aqua MA-610 which is a 30 gallon half cube (24x24x12). I was wondering if it would be feasible to use this Stainless steel prep table as a stand. The link says that it is suitable for up to 700lbs which should cover a 30 gallon tank. My plan would be to eventually add some plywood panels on each side to hide the actual table. Thoughts?


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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-01-2013, 06:54 PM
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Should be fine and will look cool with the tank since it's the same exact size.
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the weakest point in that table would be the 4 adjustable plastic feet. I'd just make sure the feet were included in their weight ratings. Other than that.... PICS when you get it set up!


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To quote from the ad: "...700 ... lbs. of evenly distributed weight.." Since that tank is rimless it should work, as far as load is concerned, but if you had a tank with a bottom rim I wouldn't try it, since the load would be concentrated around the edge of the table top. The table isn't at all well braced against racking (twisting or other side forces), but the tank isn't near the maximum load of the table either, so that should be ok.

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I'd go for it. Just a word of caution, the lower shelf is what's protecting you from splaying or twisting the legs as mentioned above. I've used similar tables for food prep, and the ones that we had were really lacking strength in that area. If you place any significant weight (like 50Lb+) on any one of the leg-shelf joints they will snap/slip and you may have some major issues.

Just don't anyone use it as a footstool or jungle gym and it will be great!

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Thanks for all the advice! This is a project for the future, (mostly due to the tank being nearly impossible to acquire) but having this detail set is awesome for planning. As for the bottom shelf, it would likely just hold the filter and maybe co2 equipment so it shouldn't be an issue.


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I don't mean to highjack this thread, just picked up mr aqua ma-610 tank last night. And ordered the stand from Webrestaurant, shows it's shipping out today.

Will post pictures once I get everything set up.



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