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smckeone
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Joined: 28 Mar 2005
Location: Sherwood OR USA

PostPosted: 2005.03.29(Tue)12:25    Post subject: 180 gallon All-glass with mega flo Reply with quote

I am looking at buying a 180 gallon mega flow tang from All Glass. Does anyone have any experence with the mega flow system when building your own wet dry filtration and building your own stand? I am looking for any hints or tricks or DON"T buy thats. Rolling Eyes
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blake
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PostPosted: 2005.04.05(Tue)20:53    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have heard of people building cinder block stands
or build one out of 2x6 or 2x8 I think these every 12 inches would provide enought strength as long as you do lit like wall framing with two top plates
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fyrflye
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PostPosted: 2005.04.06(Wed)4:58    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would recommend 2x6's at least , 2x8's would probably be smarter. My 120 gal stand is 2x6's and since a 180 gal soooo much heavier it may be wiser to go larger. I would feel safer it it were me.
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PostPosted: 2005.04.06(Wed)8:56    Post subject: my plans as they set now. now I just need the money. Reply with quote

I was planning on using 4x4's set 2 feet apart with a 4x4 base and top. I also was going to use framing brackets and wrap the whole thing in 1/4in birch plywood. I used a cad program to do the stesses analisys on it and it should hold 2 to 2 1/2 ton. The tank should be about 1 ton. I am also reinforcing the floor under my house. Shocked
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fyrflye
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PostPosted: 2005.04.06(Wed)13:38    Post subject: Reply with quote

sounds like you got it covered Wink
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