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Re: [APD] aquarium stands

Eli Moss wrote:
> Yikes, this metal stand has only a ring around the edge of the aquarium's
> bottom, no actual top surface for the whole bottom pane of the aquarium to
> rest on.  Is the structural integrity of the bottom pane enough to support
> the contents of this 30 gallon aquarium?  Does it need some sort of bottom
> support, or will it be fine supported only at the edges?  The last thing I
> need is thirty gallons of frightened ocellaris falling out a trapdoor
> aquarium.

AFAIK, almost every glass tank made in the last 20 years or so has a 
plastic rim around the bottom edge. All of the weight is borne on that 
edge and not on the bottom glass. There is no need to support the bottom 
glass unless your tank has bottom glass flush with the edges.

Jerry Baker
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