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Will a 2 X 6 on edge support the length of a 75 gal tank (4 feet) without a belly flex? I would really hate to put in center legs as I want to install a 30L beneath it. I've all the end-bracing issues worked out but concerned about the span length. Bill in Va.
 

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How much "head room" would you leave between the top of the lower tank and the bottom of the upper shelf? Bill in Va.
 

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glass tanks will not "belly flex" The front and back panes of the tank act as a beam in and of themselves and tanks are extremely rigid vertically. So really only the corners need be supported and even a 2x6 is overkill.
 

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I know it is overkill too but that is exactly what I did with my stand, for the extra peice of mind it is worth it to me.
 
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