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Old 03-08-2014, 09:36 AM   #181
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You sure? Do you think it's gonna wobble?
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Old 03-08-2014, 09:46 AM   #182
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Nope, you can always get an L bracket and screw it to the wall if you're worried, I can tell you the best way to find a stud!
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Little change up bro, how is this? Can I leave the back like this? The front will have more support. Basically the front will have 4 beans and the back will only have one in each corner?
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Old 03-08-2014, 10:13 AM   #184
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I'd recommend mirroring anything you do to the front, this will ensure no odd settling or warping, I like to shim stands like that back a bit, especially if your floors arnt perfect, do you have a level? Or the app on your phone will do!
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Yeah I have a level and I do use shims. Where my tank sits it only needs raised like 1/8th of an inch in the back to be 100% level. I'll keep it all the same and I'm going to HD now. Need to pick up 4 more 2x4s and I feel this thing will be 100% stable!
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Old 03-08-2014, 10:23 AM   #186
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Yeah I have a level and I do use shims. Where my tank sits it only needs raised like 1/8th of an inch in the back to be 100% level. I'll keep it all the same and I'm going to HD now. Need to pick up 4 more 2x4s and I feel this thing will be 100% stable!
cool! I'd keep it just a hair leaning back toward the wall, piece of mind, keep in kind your child proofing this at the same time
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I didn't think I would need more then 70 screws. Should have got a 5 lb box
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Old 03-08-2014, 11:38 AM   #188
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Built to last! I like it!!
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Is it gonna wobble like this?
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Old 03-08-2014, 12:28 PM   #190
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Think about how a bridge is constructed, picture all the diagonal bracing, this is what keeps it from wobbling, apply that same idea to this stand, vertical support is for downward/gravitational strength, diagonal bracing is for horizontal stability, a properly secured wrap will accomplish this as well.
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