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Aquarium on Wheels?
>Have any of you made an aquarium stand that sits on wheels? i.e those heavy
>duty ball-bearing shop casters? I'm about to put in new carpet and am not
>looking forward to breaking down and moving a 30 and 75 gallon tank. The 75,
>especially, will need to have more than just water removed. From time to
>it would be nice to be able to change the location of the tank as well.
I think having a large aquarium on wheels would be a _very_ chancy
proposition. When you think of the weight that will be sitting on 4 small
axles, let alone the weight that will rest on 4 very small surfaces of the
floor, I think you're asking for trouble. Even if you get a set up that
will actually support that weight, the _last_ thing I'd want is something
that heavy that could move around. It's a lot easier to get something
heavy moving than it is to stop it. I know this from experience pulling
horse and travel trailers. Added to the weight, when you have something
moveable in the heavy-moving-thing-on-wheels (like a horse in a trailer, or
water in a tank) it takes even more time, space and finesse to stop it
without damaging anything or anybody.
Aquatic Gardeners Association