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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-16-2018, 07:24 AM Thread Starter
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Fluval Spec V overhang question

So have a Fluval Spec V that will hang over it's stand by about 1/2 to 3/4 inches front and back. Anything to worry about?

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Don't do it. All four corners of a tank must be properly supported to prevent failure as nearly all the support is provided AT the corners of a tank. It isn't likely to fail immediately but it WILL compromise the integrity of the tank and you can count on leaks, cracks or other failures happening exponentially more quickly than a properly supported tank.

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Get a chunky bit of wood - big chopping board/worktop off cut or similar and place that between the stand and the tank so the tank is supported all the way around.
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Don't do it. All four corners of a tank must be properly supported to prevent failure as nearly all the support is provided AT the corners of a tank. It isn't likely to fail immediately but it WILL compromise the integrity of the tank and you can count on leaks, cracks or other failures happening exponentially more quickly than a properly supported tank.

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I guess I was hoping that since 5 gallons of water only weighs about 40 lbs that it wouldn't be a concern, but that makes sense.

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