What's holding this thing

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So I cut the bottom board out of my stand and I have to. Ask what the hell is. Hold this thing together

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I think the stand that your aquarium sits on is probably more important than the seals on the tank itself. If you get a leak then it's quite easy to patch it up. If your stand fails then you are in deep s**t

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Vinny replied the topic: Re:What's holding this thing

Exactly so what the hell is holding this thing. Is this normal? That's how they make them??

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And when I took the floor out you could tell it wasn't for any structure cause it ripped right iut

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One of the most important things you must get right is making sure the tank is completely level and is sitting on the stand/cabinet properly. This is normally when people have problems, if it's not close properly then it can put undue pressure on one part of the cabinet and that's when things go wrong. However, in theory if a cabinet or stand has been put together properly then as long as the tank is sitting uniformly than it should be able to hold it, doesn't necessarily need big bolts or nails. But I don't think a lot of people realise this and some of the cabinets and stands I've seen are absolutely shocking. I would rather have a leak any day of the week rather than a cabinet failure. Can you imagine a 250 a gallon aquarium dropping to the ground because the cabinet collapsed?

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Vinny replied the topic: Re:What's holding this thing

Would rather not think of that.. My tank is level front to back but a tad bit off from left to right

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DRACO replied the topic: Re:What's holding this thing

any stand of that sort, the back board and the side board are thing that keeping your stand upright. do you know that the "SHEAR WALL" of those tall buildings play an important role to keep them intact during the strong ground shaking... that is just the same with you aquarium stand.

that cabinet flooring is just another support but not much as against collapsing.
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