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Old 07-22-2018, 08:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've had this stand for my 55gal for a while, and I've realized that there is quite a bit of room under the tank. I've measured it and the dimensions are 43.5x13.5in. The front and back are supported, but the sides aren't. I was thinking I'd put some 2x4s in between.

Here's a link to the stand: https://www.petco.com/shop/en/petcos...and-55-gallons
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Whats the second tank size?
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Whats the second tank size?
I don't have a tank to put on it, I'm just wondering if I can put a tank on there.
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55 gallon of water is about 459 lbs. If you new tanks don't exceed that too much, you'll be fine.
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I don't have a tank to put on it, I'm just wondering if I can put a tank on there.
Agree with mistergreen
was just asking because then that just gives me more accurate responses
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55 gallon of water is about 459 lbs. If you new tanks don't exceed that too much, you'll be fine.
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I don't have a tank to put on it, I'm just wondering if I can put a tank on there.
Agree with mistergreen
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I've looked around and am considering a 40 long, I'm just worried about the left and right sides only being supported by the corners.
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I've looked around and am considering a 40 long, I'm just worried about the left and right sides only being supported by the corners.
Glass tanks can usually be supported by just the corners without any problems. The glass front and back of the tank act as I-beams, which can support a big load. I much prefer to have the front and back supported with a continuous "beam", but theoretically I don't think it is needed.
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put a flat board that covers the stand. You can put tanks anywhere within that area.

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put a flat board that covers the stand top. You can put tanks anywhere within that area.
A very good idea! Paint the board, preferably plywood, black and it is just part of the stand.
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Thanks for the advice! I think I'm going to go with 2 20longs.
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