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Old 11-21-2013, 07:50 PM   #141
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2" total or 2" on each side? Does the tank have to sit in the middle or can it be pushed up against the front edge with all excess in back?
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Old 11-21-2013, 07:51 PM   #142
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My problem is fitting the 40br under it. Since both tanks are the same width
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Old 11-21-2013, 07:59 PM   #143
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Maybe really strong horizontal supports lengthwise with no center posts? So corner posts only. Just a thought Not sure how thick you would need to go.

Edit: did a quick google search and there are some discussions on aquarium stands with no center supports.
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Old 11-21-2013, 08:10 PM   #144
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Do you have links?
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Old 11-21-2013, 08:37 PM   #145
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http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh....php?t=1169964


http://www.aquariacentral.com/forums...o-center-brace

The second link is informative regarding structural spans and weight load.
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Old 11-21-2013, 08:43 PM   #146
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I feel the reef central one is sketchy.. I have stumbled upon it multiple times. You don't think it looks weak?
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Old 11-21-2013, 09:03 PM   #147
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I don't think so. Wood is pretty strong.

And you are only covering a 4' span
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Old 11-30-2013, 09:56 PM   #148
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Take a look at my stand build. Same problem as you. I built mine 2" wider in front and back, but all my support is under my 125g. Just added 2x4s and 2x6 to front and back for more room
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Old 12-01-2013, 12:30 AM   #149
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Take a look at my stand build. Same problem as you. I built mine 2" wider in front and back, but all my support is under my 125g. Just added 2x4s and 2x6 to front and back for more room
Stand looks good! Do you have a pic of display and sump underneath?
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Not yet. Will fit with ease though. Bottom of stand is 76 1/2" long and 22 1/2" deep. Will fit 40b with room to spare
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