Hi All, Just got myself a fish tank AGAIN! (Bancrupcy incoming)

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Hi All, Just got myself a fish tank AGAIN! (Bancrupcy incoming)

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Hi All,

I have never joined a fish keeping forum before, I thought that other peoples insight would be helpful with this project.

I have had many fish tanks before, I started with a 10 litre one that was garbage, too small and WAY to hard to keep control of, then i learnt about Nitrification process and started to learn more about fish keeping

I moved on to a Juwel 120L which i had my lovely goldfish in, then i bought myself a 350L Fish tank which i turned into a tropical tank, I had loads of exotic fish in it like Elephant Nose, Ghost Knife Fish, Reed Fish (Mr snake) Armored Cat Fish, and then 40-50 odd community fish.

I have now after moving house decided to get myself another fish tank, Its a wave front 400L tank 5ft by 17" by 24" high and it comes with the stand for the tank, but im TERRIFIED of it, becuase its 3 peices of chipboard and 2 legs holding nearly half a tonne up, which is why i have only filled the tank up half way, and i am considering draining it again as i dont have any fish yet anyway and bracing the stand.

Some advice would be greatly appreciated as if this tank collapses Im evicted and homeless hahahaha

Thanks all - Joe

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Welcome to the forum. :)
If the stand is made specifically for the tank it will be ok. ;)

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It'll be fine! As Plankton says, If it's designed for that tank, then it will hold the weight absolutely fine. Looking at it, I'd say its actually better braced than some of the solid looking cabinets!

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Welcome to the forum Joe.
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5ft 425L 34 rummie nose tetra, 1 longfin BN plec, 6 angelfish, 2 German blue rams.

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I know, im just really worried, maybe its worth throwing a few bracing bits on it? Its not a new tank or stand so it might have weakened over time, seems so little wood for so much weight hahaha

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Hi and welcome Joe, that looks great and perfectly fine to me, a tank I just sold had bad water damage to the stand but it was solid and held it no problem filled and with over 50kilos of rock too, as they guys say its designed for it. Allways a worry when you get a bigger tank, Ive just made a concrete block stand for my 6ft tank and was worried myself for a few days about it holding up, but its absolute solid.

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Greetings :] & welcome to AF-UK

Best member to ask would @jacksdad plumber and builder extraordinaire ....failing that we could always ask @Ruth, she's great at DIY! :grin:
You know when your getting older when you start talking about growing house plants! :dodgy2:
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Martinspuddle wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:17 am
Greetings :] & welcome to AF-UK

Best member to ask would @jacksdad ....plumber and builder extraordinaire.
Are you trying to scare Joe away hahahaha

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stechappo wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:19 am
Martinspuddle wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:17 am
Greetings :] & welcome to AF-UK

Best member to ask would @jacksdad ....plumber and builder extraordinaire.
Are you trying to scare Joe away hahahaha
Me never, I'm as helpful as ever. :dodgy2:
You know when your getting older when you start talking about growing house plants! :dodgy2:
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@Joefish the only member you need worry about is @Gingerlove05 ....very demanding is this Welshmen, always asking for pictures. :dodgy2:
You know when your getting older when you start talking about growing house plants! :dodgy2:
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