View Full Version : stand advice

07-19-2011, 04:33 PM
since no one is answering it in the reef forums i thought i would try the nanos

if i get a stock stand to hold a 28 gallon tank, will it be enough for a reef or would you suggest going with a larger stand rated for a 34-40 gallon tank??

The Grizz
07-19-2011, 06:55 PM
I guess that would depend on if you are going with a small sump or going sumpless and using a HOB skimmer. I would imagine if the tank fits the top of the stand nicely that you would be good.

07-19-2011, 06:58 PM
The water is nearly the heaviest thing in the tank, reef-rock does not weigh much dry, the water absorbed into it is a large portion of the weight. There Should be no issues using the stock stand ment for the weight of the water. A bigger stand may not have support on the edges of the tank, making it less strong than the proper sized stand.