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    Danielle Filipov
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    We have a 30 gallon fish tank but have nothing to put on it. Does anyone have any ideas on what we can put to hold it? It's going to be in our family room but don't want a huge bulky table or something. Thank you
    Dani


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    herberkids3
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    We have a 40 gallon, and had that same problem. Buying stands are

    expensive, and unless you spend big money, they're ugly, too.



    We used to have our tank (which holds no water- just hermit crabs,

    so it's lighter than one with water) on our hutch. It hung off the

    ends by about 2 inches on both sides, and left the hutch cluttered

    and pretty much unusable.



    When we moved last month, the tank was put on the floor pending the

    purchase of an ugly metal stand for $60-70. The day we went to go

    shopping, I stopped in at Salvation Army for a bit, and found an old

    sturdy coffee table that looked like it would be the right length,

    and wider than the tank by a few inches, for only $10. I picked it

    up, and it turns out, it's half an inch too short on each side, but

    it's only 2 inches wider than the tank, and fits perfectly against

    the wall without leaving a huge chunk of floor or wall space taken

    over by it.



    It fits great, and has leaves that drop down (to make it an oval

    table) that cover the front of the table, so we store the food,

    water conditioners, etc, under the table out of view.



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    > We have a 30 gallon fish tank but have nothing to put on it. Does

    anyone have any ideas on what we can put to hold it? It's going to

    be in our family room but don't want a huge bulky table or

    something. Thank you

    > Dani

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    Jocelyn D.
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    30 lbs of water is very heavy. Don't get something

    too flimsy.



    My first thought is a small bookcase or chest of

    drawers so you have a place to store the filters,

    food, hoses, etc.



    Check in a thrift shop of freecycle for a small

    dresser. I know the cheap furniture store is

    advertising one for $30 for the 4th of July sale - but

    I don't know how well it would hold up to 30 lbs of

    water.



    Have fun. I love fish.



    beckyh



    --- Danielle Filipov <lilbitzofluve@yahoo.com> wrote:



    > We have a 30 gallon fish tank but have nothing to

    > put on it. Does anyone have any ideas on what we can

    > put to hold it? It's going to be in our family room

    > but don't want a huge bulky table or something.

    > Thank you

    > Dani







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    kaewilli
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    Hi Danny.



    My husband and i put our fish tank on a longer, low to the ground

    bedroom dresser. not only did it look great (most people couldn't

    even tell it was a dresser) but it had drawers for storage that we

    could close and keep clutter out of eyesite. If you don't have a

    dresser that works in the house already, i would check garage sales,

    thrift stores, flea markets, or ask friends if they have any dressers

    in storage they are not using. We did this with the thought of

    replacing it with a nicer "real" fish tank holder after we had looked

    around for the best price, and we loved it so much we never replaced it



    HTH

    Kimberly



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    <lilbitzofluve@...> wrote:

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    > We have a 30 gallon fish tank but have nothing to put on it. Does

    anyone have any ideas on what we can put to hold it? It's going to be

    in our family room but don't want a huge bulky table or something.

    Thank you

    > Dani

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    Larry Woodbury
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    <font size="3" color="black" face="Times New Roman">12.0pt;color:black;">Hi, I just checked and a gallon of water
    weighs 8.33 lbs. That means 30 gallons will weigh 208.25 lbs. You need
    something very sturdy. Good luck, Larry
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    30 lbs of water is very heavy. Don't get something

    too flimsy.



    My first thought is a small bookcase or chest of

    drawers so you have a place to store the filters,

    food, hoses, etc.



    Check in a thrift shop of freecycle for a small

    dresser. I know the cheap furniture store is

    advertising one for $30 for the 4th of July sale - but

    I don't know how well it would hold up to 30 lbs of

    water.



    Have fun. I love fish.



    beckyh



    --- Danielle Filipov <lilbitzofluve@yahoo.com>
    wrote:



    > We have a 30 gallon fish tank but have nothing to

    > put on it. Does anyone have any ideas on what we can

    > put to hold it? It's going to be in our family room

    > but don't want a huge bulky table or something.

    > Thank you

    > Dani



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    Shawnee
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    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "kaewilli" <kaewilli@...> wrote:

    >

    I did the same with a long and low dresser. It looked great.

    I would advise strongly against a taller dresser as they can tip over.



    > Hi Danny.

    >

    > My husband and i put our fish tank on a longer, low to the ground

    > bedroom dresser. not only did it look great (most people couldn't

    > even tell it was a dresser) but it had drawers for storage that we

    > could close and keep clutter out of eyesite. If you don't have a

    > dresser that works in the house already, i would check garage sales,

    > thrift stores, flea markets, or ask friends if they have any

    dressers

    > in storage they are not using. We did this with the thought of

    > replacing it with a nicer "real" fish tank holder after we had

    looked

    > around for the best price, and we loved it so much we never

    replaced it

    >

    > HTH

    > Kimberly

    >










 

 

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