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Help Reinforcing 10 Gallon Tank Stand?

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I just got a new table to hold my fish tank. It wasn't made for a fish tank so I'm paranoid that it is going to fail. I've had it on there for about a week and I'm convinced the left side is bowing out. For peace of mind, I'd like to reinforce it. My idea was to put a single 2x2 at the back under each shelf (so a total of 4 2x2's). I'd secure them with screws on either side.

Do you think this would sure up the stand? Do you have any better suggestions I could try?

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Is there any particle board in this unit? If it is in the vertical or shelves then there would be so much reinforcing to do you might as well get a new stand.

I'd be screwing the shelves down all the way across the stand to prevent bowing. They are probably supported with dowels that are pulling free. Using L brackets is likely to be needed in the center to get that done.
 
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