Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Madison Heights, Michigan
I currently have a 60 gallon tank setup. I'd really like to go down to something a bit smaller of ease of maintenance such as a 33 or 40 long. Unfortunately, that means I have to purchase an entirely new stand since 33/40L tanks are 48x12 and the 60 gallon stand is 36x18. The 36x18 stand is an actual built stand from somebody the LFS uses to craft stands together and is actually quite nice, but was very pricey at 200+ dollars. I know the tank is secure though since it pretty much fits down inside the top of the stand, rather than sitting directly on top of it.
I really don't want to go through all the trouble of getting another expensive stand like that. Petco currently has their line of metal stands for a 48x12 tank for 60 bucks that from what I remember when I had one for a 40B, was very sturdy. My only concern is that the design renders the tank to sit on top of the stand. I'm sure if you pushed on it, it wouldn't move with a 33/40L tank on top of it. I have a soon to be 10 month old and I'm concerned with him getting into stuff soon. I'm still kinda concerned for his safety if I purchase a stand of this design.
Is there any way to secure the tank down or to the wall? And also, do you think this would be an issue with a filled up tank being pushed or pulled somehow and coming off the stand?