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can I repurpose sideboard or china cabinet to fishtank stand?

Posted by mellyc123 (My Page) on
Sat, Jul 30, 11 at 8:56

I am just not sure if either are strong enough. I have a walnut sideboard that needs to be painted or refinished orI a mahagony china cabinet if the tank will fit. I am assuming that it must be as strong as the particleboard looking stand it is on now that came from the pet store.

If the china cabinet is deep enough I am thinking it would be the best choice since I could use the cupboard on top and resize so the tank was really built in..

Anyone done anything like this?


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RE: can I repurpose sideboard or china cabinet to fishtank stand?

I would certainly think that either a sideboard or a china cabinet would be strong enough for a fish tank unless it's just a really huge tank. I'm assuming it's no bigger than 20 or 30 gallons.


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RE: can I repurpose sideboard or china cabinet to fishtank stand?

You can absolutely do that. I put a 55gal on an old (not antique) sideboard - cut an access hole in the back panel so that I could house the air pump, etc inside the cabinet (along with tons of supplies) and had the tank on top. It looked great - much prettier than the 'style deficient' stands that are sold for aquariums.


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