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Old 12-04-2011, 05:23 PM   #1
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Question DIY 55g tank stand - need help

I have a 55g TruVu that is almost done, I just need to build a stand that will be able to support it and house a 20g long breeder tank that I've turned into a sump underneath it. It will also need enough head room to house 2 BRS reactors, and enough head room to be able to easily lift up the top of the protein skimmer to change out the skim-mate cup.

I was wondering if anyone would have any dimension ideas and building materials possibilities. As it is for a SW reef set up I'm sure Ill have to paint or lacquer the outside of the wood a few coats so it doesn't fall victim to humidity and salt creep.

Any help would be great thanks
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Old 12-11-2011, 04:37 PM   #2
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I have never build a stand for any of my tanks, but I know you can use some 2 X 4 for the skeleton/base and then you just have to be creative. Dimensions, about 50 l X 15 w X 36 high. But once again, I have never built one, hopefully some one else will reply.
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Old 12-11-2011, 04:39 PM   #3
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Old 12-11-2011, 06:05 PM   #4
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Thanks for the link, I found another one as well through my LFS. Though I'm going to wait till after the holidays to build it, as I'll have more time then
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Old 12-13-2011, 01:08 PM   #5
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I just finished a stand and canapy for my 55 gallon I used grade a spruce then sanded and stained it ill post pics if u like
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Old 12-13-2011, 01:10 PM   #6
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I'm a carpenter by trade so ask anything u like and ill help if u lived near me id build it for you
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Old 12-13-2011, 01:14 PM   #7
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This is bare 2x4 frame screwed and drilled and doweled every joint for strength

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This is finished product

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Old 12-13-2011, 01:29 PM   #9
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Wow thats beautiful. What area are you near? And Ill draw out the plans that I found and modified slightly to meet my needs and post it up here.
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Old 12-13-2011, 03:29 PM   #10
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I'm in inverness Florida. It's by ocala
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