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Hello this seemed like the best board to ask. Does anyone have any idea whether this would support a 20 gallon aquarium? It would just under 175lbs filled with water, gravel, and ornaments. There maybe another 10 - 20 lbs in the shelves themselves.

>http://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/40242629/

Considering it is almost fully solid pine, the only issue I would see would be the thinness of the legs (if somebody where to hit their shoe hard enough) which I could compensate for by placing some cross bracing on sides. Would that bracing even be necessary?
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I personally wouldn't trust anything from Ikea to hold 200lbs. That being said it probably could but wouldn't it be cheaper to buy a proper table at a pet store?
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>>923596
Price wise it doesn't end up being too much of a difference for the better ones. I was interested in this one because it is solid wood and I can actually put it in my living room
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>>923594
>http://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/40242629/
Does it come with a wood back or the cardboard?

If it is pressboard, ditch that and get a piece of 1/4 or so thick plywood glue and nail/screw that on the back instead.
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>>923630
Never thought of that. It is fiberboard which wouldn't have been ideal
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>>923630
This.

The cabinet looks pretty sturdy. The legs go all the way up to the top. So as long as the back/sides are secured (so the legs stay square) it should hold.

Heck, 175 lbs is just 2/3 of a mother-in-law.
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>>923594
Get a real aquarium stand and you won't have any worries.
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>>923594
Short answer. Go for it.
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