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Old 11-01-2013, 02:38 AM   #1
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Default Can use this ikea shelf?

Hi there!
Does anyone know if this book shelf can withstand a GEX 600 tank weight? Weighing around less than 40kg.
Though the specs say each shelf can withstand 13kg...

Not sure if i can use this... Any advise please?

Its called expedit - length and height is 79cmx79cm.

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Old 13-01-2013, 06:44 PM   #2
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Is the GEX 600 tank your referring to the Glassterior 600 or Glassterior Slim 600?

The Glassterior 600 & Glassterior Slim 600 have capacities of 65 & 26 litres respectively. The weights when fully filled with freshwater is going to be around 65kg & 26kg respectively. The smaller tank is going to be twice as heavy as the maximum load of the shelf when fully loaded with water so I won't recommend using that on the shelf. It'll be even heavier if its a marine setup as saltwater is heavier than freshwater.
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Old 15-01-2013, 08:20 PM   #3
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dun try... ikea shelves are terrible.
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Old 11-02-2013, 03:18 PM   #4
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Most Ikea shelf can't support the weight. But I tried one with 2 inch thick top, and it is ok for a 2 feet tank.
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Old 31-12-2013, 03:23 PM   #5
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I think most pine word which tend to be not so strong .

I rather go with ply wood, if not better still solid wood.
you can also try buy those solid wood piecs as stand to pop up the plain wood.

I did that to an existing cabinet which is ply wood at base to tank. Pop it up with 6 prices of solid wood bought from hardware shop.
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