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Old 01-03-2015, 01:37 PM   #1
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29 gallon aquarium stand build

I will admit, I have never built anything in my life, but I am thinking about building an aquarium stand for my 29 gallon tank. I will have helped from my grandfather and dad but I don't know where to start. Will standard 2x4s be strong enough? I have looked online to see designs but everything I have found looks a little flimsy. Can anyone suggest how to make a very sturdy stand?

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Old 01-03-2015, 01:54 PM   #2
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2x4 will be just fine, YouTube build vids. There is one dude in particular that is great.. use 3"deck screws and you'll do just fine

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Do you happen to have a link to that guys video?

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HOW TO: Build an Aquarium Stand/Canopy 1/3: http://youtu.be/jN4Y9AYuwcQ
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buy the "Brooklyn" model that Petco carries. Its on sale for 50 bucks this week and has a classy, modern look. I just got a 29 gallon myself and that is the stand I got.
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Unfortunately as a college student I don't have the money for that. And I can make one for under $25

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buy the "Brooklyn" model that Petco carries. Its on sale for 50 bucks this week and has a classy, modern look. I just got a 29 gallon myself and that is the stand I got.
I have the similar Manhattan model. It is nice, but I wish I would have built my own stand. Both models are completely open, and offer no storage which is the reason I don't like them.

If you build the stand and can afford it 2x6s might be better. Also simple doors in the front to close it up would be a must imo

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That's another reason I would prefer to build, I at least want a shelf.

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