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Old 08-24-2011, 11:53 AM   #1
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DIY 50 Gal tank stand

Here is the progress of my tank stand for my 50g

the tank sis 30x18x21. the stand is 31x19x30ish ( might be close the 31) but the height is the same on all corners

Main frame assembled:


I used 2x2 to secure the 2x4 uprights and top & bottom frames together. I also used Liquid nails on all the joints

Here are my helpers:


Top and bottom shelves:


Finally the sides and face panels cut to size:




I Liquid Nailed the side on, they should be solid tonight. I still need to cut a hole in the face for the doors then mount it
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Old 08-25-2011, 12:56 AM   #2
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Not overly creative but very good job. Throw some trim on that bad boy, give it a special touch

Good job though, and congrats on taking the DIY route

How much did it cost you in the end?
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Not overly creative but very good job. Throw some trim on that bad boy, give it a special touch

Good job though, and congrats on taking the DIY route

How much did it cost you in the end?
I wanted something basic.. wife wanted me to add the sides to it..

I have about $60 in it. the 1/2" oak plywood was the biggest cost.

I will trim it and do something for the doors.

I just need to get the tank on this stand and start getting it up and running

Plus I have to build another stand for a 55g. probably the same basic design..
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Here is the progress of my tank stand for my 50g

the tank sis 30x18x21. the stand is 31x19x30ish ( might be close the 31) but the height is the same on all corners

Main frame assembled:

I used 2x2 to secure the 2x4 uprights and top & bottom frames together. I also used Liquid nails on all the joints

Here are my helpers:

Top and bottom shelves:

Finally the sides and face panels cut to size:

I Liquid Nailed the side on, they should be solid tonight. I still need to cut a hole in the face for the doors then mount it
Hey sorry to intrude on this great thread but I have an off subject question. Your tank is 30x18x21 and its a 50g, how is that. My tank is 36x12x23 and I was told it was about 38gallons. Not trying to be rude but can u help me figure this one out

Your 30x18x21 basically equals my 36x12x23
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Old 08-25-2011, 08:55 AM   #5
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Hey sorry to intrude on this great thread but I have an off subject question. Your tank is 30x18x21 and its a 50g, how is that. My tank is 36x12x23 and I was told it was about 38gallons. Not trying to be rude but can u help me figure this one out

Your 30x18x21 basically equals my 36x12x23
You are not being rude at all, when I got the tank I was told it was 60 gallons, but did not look big enough. Here is how I calculated it:


1 Cubic inch= 0.00432900433 US gallons


here is the math for my 50g
30x18x21 = 11340 Cubic inches of water
11340 x 0.00432900433 = 49.0909091022 US gallons

Yours:
36x12x23 = 9936
9936 X 0.00432900433 = 43.01298702288 US Gallons

So yours is 43 Gallons, if yours is only 21 Tall this is it 39.27272728176 Gallons

My 55 Gallon Tank is 48x13x21 So:
48x13x21 =13104
13104 x 0.00432900433 = 56.72727274032 gallons

Hope that helps
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Looking good... I wonder if you or I will finish first I have a lot to do still and a hurricane coming right for us so my money is on you!
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I wanted something basic.. wife wanted me to add the sides to it..

I have about $60 in it. the 1/2" oak plywood was the biggest cost.

I will trim it and do something for the doors.

I just need to get the tank on this stand and start getting it up and running

Plus I have to build another stand for a 55g. probably the same basic design..
Right on I figure I have about $200-250 wrapped up on my 90 gal one I'm going to be building. Oak is very nice
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Looking good... I wonder if you or I will finish first I have a lot to do still and a hurricane coming right for us so my money is on you!
Maybe, I will have a short time tonight and will cut out the hoel for the doors and mount the face.

I still need to buy trim and stain it, but I have no time this weekend to work on it so it is a tough call..
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needs trim and doors, but I can start getting the tank going..

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I like the stand and tank dimensions. What's the stock going to be for that tank?
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