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compensate
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Username: compensate

Post Number: 111
Registered: 03-2006
Posted on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 - 01:00 pm:       

Does anyone have an opinion of these stands sold at Big Al's?

They look like they have an open front, which I do not like . . . unless that center piece is part of a dual-sliding door of some sort.

The wood thickness, judging by the picture, seems fairly narrow. It looks like all of the wood used is no more than 1" boards, which seems like weak construction for larger tanks that would weigh 400+ pounds.

Price seems REAL cheap for a true quality stand.
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flyingfish
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Username: flyingfish

Post Number: 340
Registered: 01-2006
Posted on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 - 01:40 pm:       


I dont buy stands or tanks via mail order.....unless its ebay and price is too good to pass up and usually this is local so you can look at it too.

I like to see the tank and stand before I buy it. Unless you are already familiar with a brand name you are comfortable with, I would stay away from mail order unless you see it in person.
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larry
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Username: gomezaddams

Post Number: 812
Registered: 05-2005


Posted on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 - 09:32 pm:       

Cant really tell from the pics but looks like laminated pressboard or melamine to me,I dont trust those types of materials for aquarium stands or any application involving water or damp.Better to stick with actual wood or metal stands Imo.
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compensate
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Username: compensate

Post Number: 115
Registered: 03-2006
Posted on Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 07:53 am:       

I was thinking laminated particleboard or pressboard, too, from the pics.
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flyingfish
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Username: flyingfish

Post Number: 350
Registered: 01-2006
Posted on Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 12:57 pm:       

Forget using that, I used a cabinet I purchased from Target as a temporary stand. The filter leaked a bit and the cabinet soaked it in and puffed out. Luckily its in the back and something I can cover on the top. I moved the cabinet into my laundry room and purchased one of those iron stands. I should have purchased the iron stand right off the bat.
Filter and heater $80
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Anthony
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Username: bigant

Post Number: 31
Registered: 03-2006


Posted on Saturday, March 25, 2006 - 05:54 am:       

I had a tank with a little leakage problem with one of those stands as well and eventually the stand started leaning. Was not pretty.
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