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how much weight can my tank hold

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gday all just wondering if anyone would know how much weight will my tank roughly hold its made of 12mm laminated glass

i have alot of rock in there and was a bit worried there would b prob 90kgs of rock in there it has been in there for a while is this safe??

thanks ben

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if the base is sitting on a full piee of styrofoam and thats on a full supported stand, i.e. not just a timber frame around the edge, you prolly be right

but i would have a layer of eggcrate on the bottom of the tank to support that much rock, just to be sure

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the problem is, the rocks will slowly settle to the bottom , the sand/gravel will move around and the fish will dig.

if the weight of those rocks settles on a single grain or a small area of sand, the weight is concentrated on a single spot on the glass , next you know "crack"

its a risk we all have taken and touch wood some of us haven't lost to the risk.

you could always remove the rocks, push the sand to one end and lay the egg crate down in sections

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