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How to get larger Tank under Cabinet?

I am thinking about putting a 55 under my 125, but I am not sure how I would get it to fit. The 38 I have now is 36 inches long, and the 55 is 48. Unless I can put it in from the back, I don't think it will fit. Anyone else have a 6 ft, 125 with 55 under it?

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http://www.rjaquatics.com/products/signatureSeries.html

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There are some things that are not meant to work very well. Unless the stand is open on the back and the tank is added before you slide the stand to the wall, it will get messy to do it. Doable but messy. Not to kick a dead horse but that stand would not suit me for a large tank. With the top design, it will be very difficult to get a 125 lifted off the stand. Unless they were designing for earthquakes zones, the top lip is excessive.
How to get the tank into the bottom? It looks like cutting the front support out, slide in the tank and repair will be one way. Another way might be to remove the front center support, add some support across the opening and then rebuild the front.
Either way? Very messy!
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Yeah messy is what I am thinking as well. I think it just best to leave well enough alone and be happy with my 38 that already in place under the 125. The reason we went with the stand, my wife likes how it covers up the trim on the tank. Bottom line if wife not happy...no one happy. Yes it was major pain in the butt to get that tank on the stand.
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I have several stands with that front lip, and they are usually a pain. Often pinch the fingers getting the tank just right. When I make my own stands none have that lip.
They are not usually good for double stacking, either, they are usually too bulky for that to work unless the lower tank is really small. I like plenty of top space to work in the tank, and most of the double stands just do not have that space.
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I have several stands with that front lip, and they are usually a pain. Often pinch the fingers getting the tank just right. When I make my own stands none have that lip.
They are not usually good for double stacking, either, they are usually too bulky for that to work unless the lower tank is really small. I like plenty of top space to work in the tank, and most of the double stands just do not have that space.

Yeah I agree, just because of what my wife wanted. Yeah my fingers were pinched and all messed up when I put the tank in the stand.
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Bottom line if wife not happy...no one happy.
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