View Full Version : New canopy construction question

09/28/2012, 06:55 AM

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.

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

answer - a whole bunch

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

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.

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.

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.