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so i want to drain my 180 and move it on the stand and slide on tiles would this be ok our not . im gonna move it like three feet away from the wall so i can paint it .
 

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With out looking at the stand is built, I would say No ! As I recall its a store bought one and pretty much made to hold the tank up.( not as a wheel-less dolly :) )
Other things auch as weight of tank as well as any water /substrate. Moving it side ways and such will put a lot of strain on the stand that will in the long run make it a bit weaker.....I can almost hear the creaking and groaning of it now :D
Why go to the hassle of moving it to paint it ( you cant seee the back anyways ..)
You could slide a large piece off cardboard behind it to protect the wall and use a sponge to get at what you can with some paint.
That would save you a lot of work and be a little less stressfull for everyone.
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I have several times moved 75 gallon tanks "full" and they are Big Al stingray stands which are nowhere near as strong as the pine stands.
I slide mine pretty easily while full.
I was looking at my 180 gallon which is on a pine stand, I wouldn't hesitate to move one that is mostly drained.
thats just my opinion though
 

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I wouldn't do it if it was a prefabbed MDF type stand, or most store bought stands. They will fold like ikea furniture with any kind of unusual lateral stress. You may be able to get away with sliding your setup if it was empty/close to empty. I would empty and try to lift one end at a time and just inch it to where you want it.
 

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When we move out tanks we pick them up and move them little by little to avoid lateral strain on the stands.

Another thing we did was pull from the bottom as someone was stabilizing it from the top- again, inch by inch to avoid any accidents. We only did this because we were on laminate flooring so there was no risk of the stand catching on carpet and tumbling.
 

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As others have mentioned:

Solid wood stand, probably no problem.

MDF store-bought stand, just asking for trouble.

DIY or custom pine stands built with 2x4s and 2x6s are usually over-engineered and can be abused with this sort of movement.

The MDF does not have the structural strength for anything but up-down weight bearing & is not designed to hold 400-500lbs while being shifted laterally.

Perhaps if you could slip those furniture moving pads under the stand, it might work.
 

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^^^^ there ya go :D.
Just paint three sides. What color are you painting it ? Its black now ...correct ? leaving the back black is okay ...not like its pink or anythig like that :p

:eek:....OMG I could be in trouble with the member that LOVES PINK .:D
 

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^^^^ there ya go :D.
Just paint three sides. What color are you painting it ? Its black now ...correct ? leaving the back black is okay ...not like its pink or anythig like that :p

:eek:....OMG I could be in trouble with the member that LOVES PINK .:D
no its a baby blue and it drives me nuts . i have to scrape the blue of then paint it black butt i want to move the stand and tank together like three feet but don't know if its ok
 

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this is what my 180 is on a black pine stand . so i want to slide the tank and stand away from the wall so a can paint the back ground black

i just measured i need to move it a foot and a half away from the wall
 

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If you have some scrap carpet. Put a piece face down under the legs. It will make it slide much eaiser on tile.
 

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Is it time to tell him about the four wheeler?

With out looking at the stand is built, I would say No ! As I recall its a store bought one and pretty much made to hold the tank up.( not as a wheel-less dolly :) )
Other things auch as weight of tank as well as any water /substrate. Moving it side ways and such will put a lot of strain on the stand that will in the long run make it a bit weaker.....I can almost hear the creaking and groaning of it now :D
Why go to the hassle of moving it to paint it ( you cant seee the back anyways ..)
You could slide a large piece off cardboard behind it to protect the wall and use a sponge to get at what you can with some paint.
That would save you a lot of work and be a little less stressfull for everyone.
bill
Is it time to introduce another member to the magic four wheeler, Bill?
 

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Is it time to introduce another member to the magic four wheeler, Bill?
Na....wouldn't work :(.

But Hey Just so everyone knows....I feel like a dumbass because I was talkin to john and all along I thought it was the STAND he wanted to paint LOL I kept telling him he didn't have to strip the paint right off ....just sand and paint ....lol he kept telling me you would still see the blue unless he took it all off ( at this point I thought HE was looooosin it ...LOL )...took a few minuets before I realized that it was the TANK not the stand he wanted to paint .....LOL... doesn't take much to understand but some times it takes all that I got...
HAPPY CANADA DAY!!! everyone :rolleyes:
 

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drain the tank and slide it the stands are made to hold all that weight when there full not gonna do any thing to it specialy if it is real wood . if is mdf pick one end up move it over and do the other end
 

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drain the tank and slide it the stands are made to hold all that weight when there full not gonna do any thing to it specialy if it is real wood . if is mdf pick one end up move it over and do the other end
im pretty sure its pine. the guy i bought it off said its pine . its kinda got a grainy look to it. have you done this before with a big tank ?
and when i plan to pull the tank out, im gonna pull from the bottom of the stand witch i would say would be better .
 
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