Originally Posted by FishyFishy89
A while ago I had it filled with water, 1" deep gravel, few plants, a decor volcano and had the filter running for a few months. Right now it is being used a bit like a storage bin. And it still has the gravel and the plants in there. It also has several items inside it(non-fish items) It's been like that since....April?
I just pulled my 55 out of the shed after being in there for like 10 years. No leaks (that I can tell) and the stand seems good. Fill and watch (if you can do that outside, def better). If there's a leak you can hopefully determine if it's from the corners which can be fixed easily or a crack which is a little different.
If you just want to test the stand find some friends who weigh about how much it would weigh full and have em sit on it. No broken glass that way.