is a 36 gallon to heavy for a make shift stand ( like an old desk )
The problem is that its a bow front. So I wouldn't be able to make my own I don't think. :-? I don't have money ether. Do you think a really solid surface (like one of those boxy desks ) could possibly work? Of corse if it's not safe I wontA filled 36 gallon tank is pretty heavy. I'm don't think putting it on a desk is a good idea. I'm sure that there are plenty of suitable DIY tank stands out there if you are looking to save cash.
I use ones like this,
It has plenty of storage space underneath and looks pretty good.
The desk in question is pretty darn sturdyIt could possibly work. I'm just not sure how stable it's going to be. Personally I wouldn't risk it. It's going to be close to 400lbs. By the time it's filled with water, substrate and accessories. Unless it's a super sturdy, hardwood, old timey railroad tycoon type desk it would really make me nervous. Ikea furniture just ain't gonna cut it. 36 gallons of water would be a nightmare to clean up.