How much weight can a wood cabinet carry?

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  1. pXius

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    So, my tank stand/cabinet is made of wood, pretty much looks like this

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    here's a link if the pic doesn't show. Pictures by pxius - Photobucket

    The thick black lines being wood panels. (obviously the top view doesn't show the "tabletop" piece on which the tank rests.

    Anyway,

    I've seen 150x45x45 tanks with a "board" in the back, not wood, so pretty much 3 wood panels caring the weight comfortably.

    My stand/cupboard actually has a wooden back board giving me even more support. (4 panels total, 3 small, width of the tank, and 1 the length of the tank).

    How much weight would you put on this?

    16mm thick pressed wood/chipboard.
     
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    I dont like chipboard as they easily warp and get rotten with water. I used on a friends tank similar dimentions 2x16mm super wood on the base which was treated with waterproof sealent. The tank is still ok running almost 6 years.
     
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    for tank stand use maranti, teak or pine and shutterply for wraps
    i use pine and treat it well

    if you look on reef central in the DIY section there is a diy stand thread, infact i will try create one here.
    wood can be just as strong as steel, all my stands are wood from normal 2x4 and 2x6 pine
     
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    My cupboard has at least been properly sealed and treated, but its gana have to carry a good 500KG's.

    The DIY cupboards you use in a kitchen also uses chipboard and according to the guy at builders warehouse (i asked because i wanted the tank stand to match the kitchen) it should be able to carry a ton easily...

    But I do have my doubts.
     
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    How heavy is his tank, dimensions?
     
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    1200x450x450 tank, 240L
     
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