A small or large aquarium of any material is one of the delicate objects that may need some extra care. Though most of the people are conscious of the fishes only, the external structure of your aquarium also requires some attention. Thus, an aquarium stand is one of the best units, which you can buy for the system. Some say that need of this stand depends on your aquarium’s size. However, no matter what the size of your tank is, it is essential to provide the system with a tough support. You need to be alert that your aquarium’s weight may get increased after you fill it with water.
Weights of your aquarium–
The original weight of your fish tank depends mainly on what material has been applied. Glass-made aquariums are two times heavier than acrylic ones. The glass fish tank of 20 gallons has weight, which is more than 25 pounds. But, for acrylic system, the weight is almost less than fifty percent.
Complete support at the base-
In addition to the weight, different materials of fish tank are also needed to be considered. As acrylic is lighter, it is quite flexible and this needs a backup at the base. However, glass aquarium needs a support system at the external edges. Thus, while dealing with any big tank, complete support seems to be essential for all aquarium designs.
Uniform support with the stand-
The support that is provided is to be given uniformly at all parts of the tank. While the border of any tank hangs over the support, there may be extra stress on the seam. In due course, this added pressure may lead to a failure of seam and cause a leakage.
Aquarium support system may be categorized in two styles. Open patterned aquarium stand is quite lighter, in compared to the woods, and it is the simplest design, available for you. It may hold your glass tank that weighs almost forty galleons and doesn’t have lid on the top. An aquarium should be placed directly on it. It is suitable for those aquariums that require support just at the base.
On the other hand, closed designs are manufactured for heavier aquarium. It is made of special wood, which is able to carry weighty aquarium. This stand has bottom and top platform, which extends for giving a little better result.
So, buy the right and best stand for your aquarium.