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Old 07-22-2011, 01:13 AM   #1
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280g Stand Build

Well now that I got my tank cleaned up its time to start building a stand!

Whoooooppie!!

Special thanks to Dad for his carpentry skills! And shop full of everything we need!

So far the supplies list is 12 12ft 2x4's, liquid nails, screws, brackets.. Who knows what else just yet!

So far we got the 2x4's cut to the lengths we need and got them glued and screwed, and got the bottom of the base built.

The dimensions of the stand are going to be 72 5/8 by 36 5/8 by 35T
That will give me a tiny bit of wiggle room when I get the tank put on the stand.

PS don't forget to make it square! This was a challenge!

Now its time for bed, but I had to upload these pics first :0)
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Old 07-22-2011, 01:16 AM   #2
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Old 07-26-2011, 11:46 PM   #3
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Tonights progress!
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Old 07-26-2011, 11:50 PM   #4
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Looking good yay!!
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Old 07-27-2011, 10:45 PM   #7
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Makin a bit more progress, got the sides and top and front trim put on tonight.

Also used foam sheathing for a bit of cushion...

Doors to come soon!
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Also used foam sheathing for a bit of cushion...
I love that idea I wonder if that will negate any slant in your floor, probably not. When I built mine I ended up having to shim one end because the floor in the house isn't completely level.

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How thick is that foam? Is the tank acrylic? I've seen a lot of glass tanks broken from sitting on foam.
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