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Old 06-02-2015, 11:17 PM   #1
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180 stand reinforcement

Hello all,

Little background, haven't had a tank in a few years since we moved across states. Last tank was a 90 gallon cichlid tank with 20 gal sump and DIY stand.

Looking forward to getting back into the hobby with a vengeance. Picked up a 180 off craigslist with stand, hob overflow, and small sump. I was really hoping for a pre drilled tank but after months of monitoring Craig's I gave in.

My questions mainly focus on the stand. It is not as heavily constructed as the last one I made from 2x4s.

My plan is to add 6 1x3 boards to the bottom and then put a .5 inch board on top to hold the sump. My thinking is this will hold the weight of the sump. But also that I can use the 1x3s as a way to reinforce the sides of the stand as they are just saddle stiches.

Finally I find it weird that a stand this size had no center supports, is that word to anyone else?

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