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Lip Only Tank Stand

I was given a used 55 stand which i plan to use for my 30 long tank (Same footprint) but it looks like its a lip only stand where the tank just sits on the raised lip rather than a flat surface. I've never dealt with this type of stand before and was curious if others have had one before and if there were any problems associated with it? Is it still ok to use? Will it be as sturdy?

My tank is glass so from what i can find, it should be ok but I'm really not finding a lot of information on it?

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The "standard" way for glass tanks is to leave most of the bottom raised off the surface on edges around the tank bottom. This works better as it allows some slack for the small bows and dips in wood as wood is rarely totally flat.
As long as the four corners are all supported and level, the rest does nothing. Remember the older wrought iron stands which were simply four legs tied together with angle iron that could be pushed up and down? Support the four corners and forget the rest.
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ah yes, that does make sense



thanks for responding back so quickly, looks like I wont need to look at new stands later today

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