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Old 03-10-2013, 11:36 PM   #1
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40 breeder build! +pics

So this will be a 40 breeder mixed reef with 20L fuge/sump. This is my second reef tank and my first was a 24g nanocube, so i'm going to need a lot of help with equipment and set up. If any of you experienced reef keepers want to sub this it'd be much appreciated! I'll be accumulating equipment and everything over time until i get everything just right. Right now I'm working on the stand. Soon I'll buy the tanks, build the sump/fuge, and paint and drill the display. I'll have some pics in a minute
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:39 PM   #2
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I started the sand today and got the frame all finished.
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:40 PM   #3
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Old 03-11-2013, 12:16 AM   #4
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Nice! I have a 40 breeder and I might make a stand like that myself since mine is just chillin on an old table lol. Keep us posted.
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Not to bust your bubble
that stand I don't think it will hold strong
the reason I say this you did not inter-weave the studs
those brackets could come loose and I don't see any structural support , I would hate to see your tank crash to the floor
here is a pict of mine see how the studs are inter-weaved
the way yours is I would be afraid it may fail cause theires no structural support
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Old 03-11-2013, 12:57 AM   #6
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Maybe you can't see in the pictures but it is also held together by 2 4" nails in each stud. The brackets were mostly just to hold the legs on while i hammered. But I appreciate your concern
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I wouldn't like to see your tank under a full load
tank weighs about 20 lbs
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240lbs full of water
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another 30+ lbs for sand
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another 60+ lbs for rock

thats 350+ lbs it has to support

I can see it falling to one side or the other
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if you understand what I'm trying to say
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see I have studs going in two directions yours don't
thats structural to keep it from toppling over
I hate to see you having a big mess
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I get what your trying to say but the nails hold it plenty good. I'm actually following another diagram i found on a different forum where it worked great. Plus me and my brother twisted it and stood on it and moved as much as we could and it wasn't close to budging
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Oh sorry i forgot to mention, all the nails holding the top and bottom on the legs are 5 1/2" the rest are 4" so they penetrate plenty far into the legs
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