55 gallon tank on a 75 gallon stand - The Planted Tank Forum
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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-03-2009, 07:33 AM Thread Starter
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55 gallon tank on a 75 gallon stand

I already have a 55 gallon aquarium and have the opportunity to pick up a brand new 75 gallon stand from my work for probably $40. Could I stick a piece of wood on top of the stand and put the tank on that? I don't think just supporting 3 sides of the tank would be a very good idea? Has anyone tried to do something like this before?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-03-2009, 11:57 AM
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Don't underestimate the importance of having that tank on a flat and level surface, maybe put multiple pieces of wood going across the width of the stand?
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-03-2009, 03:25 PM
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i would get a piece of birch plywood the size of you 55 gallon tank put that on top of the stand centered then get two pieces of exterior insulation ( the stuff they put between the house and the siding) put that ontop of the plywood then put your tank on top off that. the insulation will work as a leveler
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