I need to construct a table that will hold a water tank. The filled tank will weigh up to 1300 pounds. I have the table leg frames worked out to hold 2500 pounds so no worries there. (Here is a link to details.)
They are just a 28" x 34" rectangle. The tank itself has a footprint of 30" x 38" and is made of molded polyethylene, so don't count on its rigidity for support. The table top will be 36" x 48". (It is bigger than the tank solely because I can buy it off the shelf at that size without any fabrication cost.) There will be no motion to account for nor any rapid changes in the weight. So my question is how thick does the stainless steel table top need to be to safely bear 1300 pounds?