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Acrylic Aquarium Stand specs needed


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I personally don’t have any acrylic but I looked into one (too expensive for me) when I was thinking of a big tank (not going to carry heavy glass into my basement). I ended up with a 75 glass bc it was $200 instead of $750 and I can manage. Want a 6ft 125 but not going glass and acrylic is like $1000. 
 

anyways....I was pricing different diy stands and watching videos and the acrylic in all videos had a plywood bottom 

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Thanks for the input! Even the company that manufactured the tank did not make suggestions on specific requirements for the stands. I find that negligent! 🙂 I am starting to switch some of my tanks to acrylic because I am concerned about leaks. For the moment I purchased a condo and it’s making me very nervous! I think I’m turning into a crazy fish tank woman! 🙂

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Yeah, I've always heard that rimless acrylic tanks need full bottom support, though I don't have any acrylic tanks myself. 1/2" or 3/4" plywood (not osb - oriented strand board, the stuff that looks like chunks of wood glued together) on a metal stand should work fine. Some folks use something with cushion as a mat in between, as @Nate s said.

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4 minutes ago, ererer said:

Yeah, I've always heard that rimless acrylic tanks need full bottom support, though I don't have any acrylic tanks myself. 1/2" or 3/4" plywood (not osb - oriented strand board, the stuff that looks like chunks of wood glued together) on a metal stand should work fine. Some folks use something with cushion as a mat in between, as @Nate s said.

My Aquarium has only been set up since late March. I'm picking up the plywood (3/4" hardwood) from Lowe's today, and we'll add it underneath the base of the tank with the next PWC. Hopefully that'll give me peace of mind.

Thanks for this thread, I had never heard of this in spite of my research.

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3 minutes ago, Acara Mom said:

Thanks for your feedback! I have a piece waiting on my son to come by and cut it for me. I think I will put some trim on the raw edges to make it look better. Take care and God bless!

Absolutely! Good luck, my husband measured and cut, then sanded the edges down nicely. Luckily picking up some decent plywood from home depot is no big deal, though I certainly recommend doing it *BEFORE* stocking your tank than two months after like I did, lol!

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