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Old 08-17-2014, 09:39 PM   #1
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125 stand build question.

Could I use 1x6's for the screw strips on a 125 stand and screw the 2x6's into them. I was going to do 2x6's for the strips but then I don't have room for a 55 gallon sump.

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Or a could use 90 degree bracket to hold the 2x6's in place. Here's what I have as of today.


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Old 08-18-2014, 08:51 AM   #3
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Elaborate on screw strips? are you going to add jack studs on the out side corners to carry the load?

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Elaborate on screw strips? are you going to add jack studs on the out side corners to carry the load?

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Yea I'm going to use 8 2x6 jack studs on the corners. I was going to use 2x6's every 2 feet also for extra support. The screw strips are just for the 2x6's to screw into.

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I got ya.. so they'd be acting as a cleat? Are you going to wrap it with ply?

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I can't tell from the pics so I will ask if you have 2 2x6's in an "L" pattern in each corner for support? You probablyly will need at least one (I would place 2) center support to keep the stand from sagging under the weight.
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I got ya.. so they'd be acting as a cleat? Are you going to wrap it with ply?

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Yeah it will be wrapped in plywood


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I can't tell from the pics so I will ask if you have 2 2x6's in an "L" pattern in each corner for support? You probablyly will need at least one (I would place 2) center support to keep the stand from sagging under the weight.
I will put 2 in an L pattern when I go get wood again. My main objective was to get the tank off the floor since I have kids.

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Would the 1x6's work fine as a cleat?

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I can't tell from the pics so I will ask if you have 2 2x6's in an "L" pattern in each corner for support? You probablyly will need at least one (I would place 2) center support to keep the stand from sagging under the weight.
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