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Old 12-07-2002, 03:03 AM   #1
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40 Gal. Stand

I built this myself, just started with some wood I had and in 4 hours this is my creation. I'm buying a 40 gal. this Feb. and was looking around and every stand I saw was $100 or over. So whats a guy to do but DIY !!!

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Old 12-07-2002, 08:42 AM   #2
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Great looking stand, very sturdy looking. Want to build me one
How about an inside picture.
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not bad for 4 hours!

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Old 12-07-2002, 03:33 PM   #4
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Well here's the inside from the back, I didn't do anything to the back since I'm going to have all the cords and stuff hanging. I put a power strip in the center. The shelfs are just strips of wood so you can move them around, I had alot of space under the shelfs so I decided that I could put the pumps and stuff under it. Easy access while getting things out of the way.
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The best part is it only cost you time since you could use wood you already had.

If out would be willing could you post a schematic drawing of the stand showing size and lengh of wood, etc.

Maybe others could then build off your plans
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Old 12-07-2002, 09:11 PM   #6
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Sure, Give me a few days and I'll make up some drawings. You could use this for any size tank.
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Well so much for drawings, what I did was take pictures then draw the lumber sizes on the pictures. You should be able to see how everything went together. Hope this helps, if not give me a ring at bettacare@beer.com and I'll try to help in anyway that I can.
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moer pictures on how to build
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Old 12-08-2002, 07:56 AM   #9
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Good job!

That's a great job on the stand as well as the "how to" pics! I have a fairly well equipped wood shop and I don't think I could have done that in 4 hrs...or even close. Looks good and should give you years of good service. Somehow it's always better when you build it yourself .
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Well , I had alot of wood, alot of drywall screws and nothing to do, then after about 6 beers later it was done. When I was asked to give a drawing of some sort, I laughed, because I just did it on the fly. I went downstairs and tried to do a drawing, but that was no good, the drawing looked like a chicken when I was done. . Hence the pictures. Hope they help.
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