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Discussion in 'New to the Hobby Questions and Answers' started by Hamsnacks, May 10, 2019.

  1. Hamsnacks

    Hamsnacks Fish Fanatic

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    Picked up a brand new 44 Gallon Long Tank
    48" Wide, 1/2" Thick Goass.

    Was planning on making it a planted tank and putting it in the kids room.

    2 Issues:

    1) It is exactly 2" longer than the dresser, or 1" on each side. Will that be a problem? Someone recommended putting a piece of plywood and foam the size of the tank underneath and that should be good enough?

    2) Can a standard dresser as shown in the picture handle 44 Gallons with sand and all?

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  2. Byron

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    Provided the dresser can hold up under the weight (your second question, which I cannot answer--with just water alone this tank will weigh about 400 lbs and this might buckle the dresser depending upon how it is structured) placing the tank on a sheet of plywood is ideal as this allows the tank to settle into the plywood naturally. I would use plywood no thinner than 3/4 inch. Make sure there is 1 inch minimum along all four sides of the tank so the entire tank frame is sitting on the plywood sheet (with or without the foam, on wood I don't bother with foam).
     
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    Is there another piece of furniture you could use? If the tank is bigger than the dresser that could cause significant problems
     

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