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Re: question on moving a tank

Posted By: Alistair <amckerr@hotmail.com>
Date: Thursday, 15 July 1999, at 7:31 a.m.

In Response To: question on moving a tank (Donna)

I would be very, very careful moving that tank. Glass is very strong when subjected to compression, but it is very brittle ('cause of the crystaline structure) so any twist or bend will shatter it. Glass used in fish tanks is particularly sensitive to this. Personally I'd drain as much of the water as possible (preferably all) before moving it. Joking aside, water is 1kg per litre so depending on how big the tank is and upon how you move it the amount of pressure on the floor (weight over surface area in contact - its why tractors have such big wheels) could be enormous (like a stilleto heel) and your U-Lift just might put