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building your own aquarium stand, large tank
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Joined: 04 Jul 2004

PostPosted: 2005.01.10(Mon)9:48    Post subject: Reply with quote

For those carpentry challenged hobbyists,
another option I have used is a cement block stand.
They are cheap, and build time is about 1 hour or less. Just make sure the blocks are set with the open sides up and down, stack a column about every 24 inches to the desired height and add a cap of 2 X 8's laid on side around the the top with a sheet of 1/2 inch plywood or fiber board on that. Seal the plywood/fiberboard edges with 2 inch wide packaging tape. The tank will cover most of the board and it will remain dry. For a quick-shelf, add some 1 X 8 boards on top of the first (bottom) couse of blocks, then add more blocks on top of the boards. This block stand will not move or shake; very stable.
For esthetics you can add a laminated facade which wraps around the front and both sides, with cabinet doors for access to the quick-shelf.
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Joined: 15 May 2004
Location: Seattle, Wa

PostPosted: 2005.01.12(Wed)11:41    Post subject: Reply with quote

allmost all frames are not very sturdy untill you put your plywood sheets on the outside. That will shore it up and will not let it move side to side or wobble at all. just make sure you use extra studs to hold up the wieght in the tank over such a long span.
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Joined: 11 Apr 2003
Location: Southend, UK

PostPosted: 2005.01.12(Wed)12:55    Post subject: Reply with quote

That might help, not sure. Good luck though.

and ilikelegs- Props to you on that stand that is a top notch job!
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