Standard store stand strong enough?

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  1. NewbiePta

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    Hello.

    I have a standard 3ft stand that supports my 3ft tank. I am planning to make it a DT. The tank is only supported on the bottom panel edges of about a 2cm rim. If i add LR and everything else will that bottom pane take the pressure or should I re-inforce the stand with 1 or 2 cross bars welded in or a piece of wood cut to and fitted into the stand?

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    Metal. Rim is angle iron and rest steel rods.

    I am pretty sure the stand will take the weight but i am worried that the bottom pane of glass will crack or break.
     
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    i know the stan your tanking about, I ran a tank like that for 5 years no problem with a piece of wood wrapped in a plastic bag for extra support.
     
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    Put a wooden plank in place. If possible, wrap it in a thick plastic to help protect the wood (Don't laugh, it works). Else use wood sealant.

    Put a 10mm thick polystyrene sheet in between.

    Stand itself will be strong enough.
     
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    snap...
     
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