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Auberon
09/28/2012, 06:55 AM
Hi,

I am currently having a carpenter build a canopy to sit over my 150 gallon tank. My dimensions are 4ft x 2 ft x 2.5 ft tall. He is asking me how much weight the tank can handle the canopy sitting on the rim. The canopy will have elaborate woodwork and will be heavy.

I don't know the answer. Please advise.

daninflipflops
09/28/2012, 07:42 AM
glass tank?

answer - a whole bunch

Auberon
09/28/2012, 08:05 AM
Sorry yes, it is a glass tank 3/8" thick. (I think)

cdrewferd
09/28/2012, 08:52 AM
It's probably 1/2" glass as that's what's on my 4'x2'x2' 120g. It can hold a lot.

Mouse
09/28/2012, 08:13 PM
Enough to support whatever he builds, the 3 potted plants your wife will put up there (because she cant stand looking at those huge ballasts that are up there also) and all the kids toys ya took from them.

t4zalews
09/28/2012, 09:18 PM
you'd be surprised how much weight the tank can hold on top of it. I picked up my canopy after finishing it and freaked cuz it was super heavy. 3 years later and no issues what so ever.