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How heavy can a fish tank hood be ?

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How heavy can a fish tank hood be ?

Postby Katfish » Tue Sep 27, 2011 6:33 pm

Last week I brought a 72x18x24 fish tank which came with a home made lid made out of redwood decking sheets looks very good.

Now the problem I have is the person that sold me the tank had the tank built into a frame so the weight of the lid was on the wooden frame.

I took the lid as I am going to adapt it to fit the tank nice and snug but the only concern I have is weight on the tank.

I would say the lid will weight around 30-40kg when done trimming etc

Will the tank take this weight if the lid is supported on all lips and on the middle cross bar which already has a raised area where the original lid must have rested on.
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Re: How heavy can a fish tank hood be ?

Postby Mick » Tue Sep 27, 2011 6:48 pm

I personally would say that it would support the lid, anyone else have a view on this as I would hate to be wrong and it doesn't
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Re: How heavy can a fish tank hood be ?

Postby Anita » Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:12 pm

That's pretty heavy, it would worry me.
If it were me I don't think I'd risk it... perhaps I would but only if I asked Den (member here) if it would be ok.
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Re: How heavy can a fish tank hood be ?

Postby Anita » Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:17 pm

Just to add at 30kg that's around 65 pounds, that would be too heavy for me to move around. I would have to replace with something lighter.
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Re: How heavy can a fish tank hood be ?

Postby Katfish » Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:23 pm

Once fitted would never have to be removed even for regular water changes etc once on never off job as it has two massive life off panels for feeding etc made out of perspex.
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Re: How heavy can a fish tank hood be ?

Postby Anita » Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:27 pm

Ah that's not too bad then :-):
I'll pm Den for you and ask him to take a look at the thread.
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Re: How heavy can a fish tank hood be ?

Postby Katfish » Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:33 pm

Thanks

Hopefully it will be ok as I am trying to spend my money on getting decent stuff for the fish as in a good testing kit etc as I only have so much money put away for this project/hobby.
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Re: How heavy can a fish tank hood be ?

Postby Big Den » Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:50 pm

That will be fine as long as it is supported all around the tank edge. I take it you have a nice sturdy cabinet for it.
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Re: How heavy can a fish tank hood be ?

Postby Katfish » Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:53 pm

oh yes it is solid wood I have a picture of it in another thread
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Re: How heavy can a fish tank hood be ?

Postby malakye » Tue Sep 27, 2011 8:09 pm

Den it was Katfish who asked about the tank being on the oak cabinet with the 6inch overhang either side. Would this cause any issues?
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