Can you convert a 20 gal STAND to fit a 30 gal tank?

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    Marshall Aquatic Turtle Rescue & Adoption

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    I have a 55 too that I use as a quarantine or medical holding tank for bulk medications where I need a temp space to hold 4 or more turtles to administer meds without having to dilute it in the 150 gallon or especially the 20,000 gallon rescue tank. More water usually means more med needed so it saves money.
     
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    Many moons ago we used a 1970's style TV stand / bookstand of a very sturdy cunstruction bought by the method I had previosly stated and plonked a 4 x 18 x 12 fish tank on it said it lasted us years, well until we bought 2x 2 x 2 x 2 fish tanks and wooden stands [one which now has a new life as a table] There was no need to level the cheap second hand 4 ft tank stand because of the exelant workmanship they did back then.
    We then sold that stand on tto a friend who stripped it and re-varnished it for a client.
    Its a cheap but strong and sturdy option should you take it Maggie:happy:

    Dave
     
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    bettasngoldfish Maria

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    @Mmathis I got an email from Petco a few days ago about their dollar per gallon aquarium sale (now thru 8-6-16) Would be a good time to get a new tank at a great price.

    I talked to my hubby last night and explained how I really needed to pick up another tank while the sale was on. Guess who's going to get a 40 gallon breeder this weekend? :D
     
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    Dave 54

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    Maria I dont know , you perhaps ? :happy:


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    bettasngoldfish Maria

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    @Mmathis Just wanted to let you know I went to pick up the new 40 gallon breeder and regular price is $119.99 :eek: got it for $40 plus tax, so under $50 :cool:
     
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    morewater President, Raccoon Haters International

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    Here's a good analogy.

    My trailer is rated for 3000lbs, do you think it'd be okay if I loaded it with 3900lbs of stone?
     
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    Mmathis TurtleMommy

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    No, but if you do manage it, you can drive it down my way as I'm ALWAYS looking for rocks! Just kidding, and that is a good analogy.

    I finally got the 20 gal tank cleaned up and filled, and Mr. Goldfish is in his new home! In the meantime, I'll watch for sales of larger tank stands so I'll have something to upgrade to in the future.
     
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