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  1. Lysine

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    I am adding tanks to an outside room . My predicament is that the shelf is 60,5 cm and putting the tanks in its length is 61,5cm . This means the glass at the one side will not be supported . Will this work ? It is 80 liter tanks . Reason for putting them in this manner is to fit more in .

    Maybe picture with some arrows will explain better a139497c829963b1970975f0478e9ddc.jpg
     
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    Lysine

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    Another picture the red marked area will not be supported. So will the tanks crack ? 2bc8ec36fabb27051ea17a8fc5290e3e.jpg
     
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    Is that one of the "floating base" type tanks?
    80L is approx 80kg filled. And that would be an entire side unsupported. I wouldn't do it.
     
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    From what I can understand from your post is that only 1cm /10 mm will be "hanging over".If you can position the tank so that only 5mm on each side will be unsupported then the tank should be ok. I am currently running a 60l shrimp tank on a stand where the entire front is unsupported by 2.5 cm for over 2 years now.
     
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    Hi , thanks. The wall is at the back does one side only be unsupported. Not sure what floated bottom means but it is not braced . The glass is however thicker than your normal 2 feet tanks
     
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    a floating base is basically when the side glass panels sit on top on the base instead of being glued to the sides of the base. i think thats what it is anyway. i could be wrong:lol:

    i dont think it will be a big issue if it is built that way as yes the water is 80kg's but it is not 80kg's on that one over hanging point.
     
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    That is my understanding too.

    But if you have the side panel on the overhang, that entire side panel is not being supported?
     
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    Hi, a floating base is a base that fits inside on the sides and doesnt have the sides resting on it. Most standard aquariums do not have a floating base, if yours does not have a floating base and the glass is 5mm then you should not have a problem with 10mm "hanging over'. To play it safe I would suggest resting the tank on a sheet of polystyrene to assist with distributing the weight evenly.
     
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    Thank you all for the feedback. Will post pick and then get further input
     
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    That might be an idea.
    But use a thick piece of wood on top of the shelf, but the correct length?
     
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    That's a good idea.
     
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    Not floating ? Will it work ?
     
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    Looks very close to the edge.
    Should be ok.
    But if you want to more comfortable with the setup, maybe put a longer board on top of the shelf as I suggested?
     
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    Ok thanks might be good might be bad it seems .Will definitely take your option in consideration
     
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    A piece of wood would slove all your problems. Just seal the wood with a very good quality MARIE SEALER - just in case it gets wet or damp from spills, over time and starts to swell.
     
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    It will work as is. The polistirene will disperse the load

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    Two of my tanks is setup very similar for a few months now and I haven't had any issues. They are a bit smaller tanks though
     
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    I honestly wouldn't worry about the over hang
     
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    Only risk I see with this over hang is somebody bumping stuff on the edge of your tank.

    Later Ferdie
     
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    Luckily No entry sign and key in my pocket :) . I am just gonna add the wood underneath. I also feel will not be a problem but why tempt fait . With an easy solution.

    Thank you all for the feedback!
     
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