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Re: NFC: AAT update
I wouldn't be too concerned. Probably the biggest issue is just appearance,
unless the tank is hanging WAY over the edge.
I remember reading over and over in aquarium 'how-to' books that it is
absolutely essential for a tank to be totally supported - corners, sides and
all - by whatever it sits on.
Then I visited a tropical fish wholesaler and saw that NONE of his tanks
were so situated! Every one had ends and/or sides extending past the base
on which they sat (double rows of 4X4's, in this case).
After seeing that, I changed my ways, and have used a similar set-up many
times. I have never had any problem, and I have used a lot of different
tank sizes and shapes.
The main thing is just that the tank is sufficiently supported; it must be
level and solidly centered on whatever the base may be.
So unless the ATT tank is hanging over the edge more than, say, one and a
half inches, you should be fine.
>From: Sajjad Lateef <sajjad at acm_org>
> I am concerned that, now with the filter, the tank is not fully on
>the narrow shelf anymore. I plan to take a small piece of board cut to the
>tank dimensions and place it under the tank for stability.
> Since the school closes at the end of May, I will probably take
>the tank home with me and then set it up again in August when school
>starts. I might just get a real stand for the tank at that time.
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