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Old 11-05-2017, 01:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So i just did this.

After doing some math, its about 475 to 500 pounds. The aurface area of the shelf is (3ft)(1.5ft)

I hope it can hold it. Been up for 4 hours. Its a 55 gallon but i stoped at about 40ish

No creaking noises of any kind.

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Just nervous of weight on that shelf.

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Old 11-05-2017, 01:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Is that an Ikea Kallax?

Not sure about the thing as a whole but the shelves inbetween are only supposed to be rated up to 24 lbs.

That said, I have my desk built around one of those and it's held up fine so far. The weight isn't on top of it like your's but I would imagine it'll be fine.


I put a leg under the table to support a bit of the weight as well, but there's been no bowing or anything to suggest it can't support it.
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Old 11-05-2017, 01:46 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I'd at least put an xbrace on the back of that to give it some cross support.
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Old 11-05-2017, 02:15 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Thats what i was thinking. In the mean time. I put another bookshelf on the right side of it with two phones books squeezed between the shelf and tank. That way if the shelf gives a mm or less, the other shelf is there

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Old 11-05-2017, 08:58 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Leaving the ends of a fish tank unsupported is a super bad idea. You should either get a stand or "box" style (dresser, etc) support for it. You are creating a really bad mess in your future.

Craigslist is typically full up with used aquaria. I bet you could find a free iron stand on there, or nearly so.
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Old 11-05-2017, 09:13 AM   #6 (permalink)
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This is unacceptable in Kalifornia! Lol the earth shakes to much around these parts
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Old 11-05-2017, 09:42 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Leaving the ends of a fish tank unsupported is a super bad idea. You should either get a stand or "box" style (dresser, etc) support for it. You are creating a really bad mess in your future.

Craigslist is typically full up with used aquaria. I bet you could find a free iron stand on there, or nearly so.
Ok, will do. For now the right end is supported, not shown in picture, but i will try and find something better than this ikea stand

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Old 11-05-2017, 09:42 AM   #8 (permalink)
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This is unacceptable in Kalifornia! Lol the earth shakes to much around these parts
Yeah i wouldnt want fish in that area. I guess if the tank were on the ground?

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Old 11-05-2017, 12:23 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Much Ikea furniture is MDF, which doesn't take water well. If you go back with similar material, be sure and keep any spills and sprays dried up.
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Old 11-05-2017, 02:48 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Leaving the ends of a fish tank unsupported is a super bad idea. You should either get a stand or "box" style (dresser, etc) support for it. You are creating a really bad mess in your future.

Craigslist is typically full up with used aquaria. I bet you could find a free iron stand on there, or nearly so.
The unsupported glass bottom will be a problem, and could lead to flooding.

I'm just getting into aquariums myself, with a 10gal on a dresser top. The weight of the tank, probably over 100lbs full with all the gravel and water is causing the mdf dresser top to bow slightly. I think if it weren't for the wall anchor, I'd have a problem. Do build or find a nice sturdy solid wood stand (or metal) for that much water weight.
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