Anyone put a Fragtank (24x48) or aquarium on casters?

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There’s a company that makes them for tanks. Could look at there design and maybe get some ideas as well.


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I'm trying to find the episode but every time that guy starts speaking, I instantly want to sleep. Only way to search thru is with the sound off and a red bull on stand by!
Check this video out at about the 3 1/2 minute mark, he has casters on these huge 10 foot frag tanks.
 

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I was looking to do my build on casters as well. After much discussion, it was strongly advised not to do it because of the force of the slosh on each pane. Even if the surface doesn't appear too bad. I'd love to see if this CAN be done!
 

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I moved a 75g tank about 20’ by removing 35g of water during a water-change and pushing it on furniture sliders (which were thrown out when the tank was taken down)

If I set up another 75 or less gallon tank, it is 100% going on casters.
 

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I’ve had my 75g 5’x2’x1’ on casters for over 2 yrs... not only with room underneath for a sump, but also designed with an overhang so that I can add it to either of my 2 other systems’ sumps.
It’s been perfect for what I need... Because of some equipment changes, I’m presently not using the frag tank, so it’s in the corner of my fish room.
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I can get better pics if necessary
 
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Mathematically the answer is yes, you can do this. You have to use proper casters both from load bearing and also movement across the flooring. So it is a mix of the stand, then casters, flooring, and then it is possible. I put a lot of my tools on casters. Similar concept without the water. In fact, I re-used the lumber my tank was shipped in, made a stand, added casters, slid the tank onto it, and wheeled it into the house. It was the only way I could move it. Heck, my lathe is on my 40 breeder stand which I used from Rocket's plans and on casters :)

Flooring, caster support weight, and of course the water level (which may not be a issue if you are on a smooth surface). Side note and totally unrelated I thought it was the Gong Show back in the day or something similar when they placed the semi truck / 18 wheeler on the 8 ounce glasses...
 

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I've got an old oceanic rimmed tank on a stand with casters. I bought it this way. I'll get a couple pictures of it in the morning. I've only moved it once in the 18 months it's been set up. I wouldn't recommend making a habit of moving it around. The only reason I moved it was so l could swap out the sump.
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I was looking to do my build on casters as well. After much discussion, it was strongly advised not to do it because of the force of the slosh on each pane. Even if the surface doesn't appear too bad. I'd love to see if this CAN be done!
There is a lot of truth behind the slosh effect against the glass or acrylic pane. It is, or so I hear, one reason why surge devices or wave makers fell out of favor. However, I think if you design the system as a whole, caster to tank it is possible. We went to the moon afterall.

The key though is bracing and managing the wave/slosh effect.
 

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There is a lot of truth behind the slosh effect against the glass or acrylic pane. It is, or so I hear, one reason why surge devices or wave makers fell out of favor. However, I think if you design the system as a whole, caster to tank it is possible. We went to the moon afterall.

The key though is bracing and managing the wave/slosh effect.
If someone can engineer it, I'd be willing. Within reasonable cost.
 
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I had a 29g biocube on casters for a while. It was fine. Just be really slow when you move it.
 

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I would like to put a 24x48 frag tag on casters. I did a quick forum search and couldn't find anything. Has anyone been brave enough to do this or am I going to be the first to fail?
I’ve done it for a frag display for a show. Make sure you support the legs, as gussets etc. transporting was so much easier. Also you don’t want to move it with a lot of water in it, the sloshing. Other than that, make sure the casters can support the weight of everything. Measure total water plus the tank and all equipment, and go another size up for the casters. Hopefully the ground is smooth and even. Good luck.
 

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Aquarium direct sells carts with castors for stands. They are intended for filled displays. I believe they have them for up to 600gal displays , maybe larger.
 

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