Wanted 5ftx2ft hight dont matter tank stand

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Wanted 5ftx2ft hight dont matter tank stand

Post by Aquadank1 » Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:28 am

Would like a cabinet or tank stand 5 ft in length depth of 2ft that can be delivered ill cover all costs of fuel and asking price as mu tank currently sits on bricks and wooden bords

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Re: Wanted 5ftx2ft hight dont matter tank stand

Post by Bas Pels » Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:45 am

Most cupboards are not suitable for supporting tanks. Imagine, your tank, being 150 * 60 cm footprint, will contain around 450 liters of water assuming 50 cm hight.

BUT as glass is more heavy than water, and the tank will contain, most likely sand and perhaps a few rocks - you should assume something like 600 kgs (1350 lbs) weight.

I have most of my tanks standing on concrete poles, between sheets of plywood. The largest (400 * 100 * 70 cm, that is 13 feet * 3,x feet * 2,x feet) is standing on plywood of 15 mm (0,6 inch) thick, the poles measure 45 cm - that 1.5 feet. The ground plywood is only 6 mm, or 0,25 inch

This is, I think, by far, the most reliable - and cost effective - way of putting up a tank.

Still, I don't want little visiting children crawling under them, so I put some cartboard in front of the tanks
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