NANFA-- a different kind of aquarium stand

Jeremy Tiemann (
Wed, 17 Sep 2003 08:15:10 -0500

I came across an inexpensive coffee table (46"L x 15"W x 15"H) and a
~40-gal long (48"L x 12"W x 15"H) aquarium. Has anyone ever put
something that big on a coffee table? I was thinking of filling the
aquarium 1/2 to 3/4 full, and using it as my turtle / sunfish tank
with sand substrate and driftwood and large rock for turtle basking.
I am going to brace the underneath of the coffee table with 2x6 or
2x8 at the ends and in the middle. Any comments on this?
Jeremy Tiemann
Biological Field Assistant
Illinois Natural History Survey
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