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Old 04-04-2011, 01:05 PM   #1
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Hello all, I have a 29g and am in need of a new stand. I want to build a proper stand that where there will be little question of it holding the tank. Is there anyone out there who has done this with success? I am also going to be getting a 75g and would like to save money by building a stand for this too. All help is appreciated.
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Old 04-04-2011, 01:16 PM   #2
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Just know that water weighs 8.33 lbs per gallon so build the stand to hold about 100 lbs more than the water cause with all the rest of your equipment it's quite a load, I'm building a 29g table now and I'm building it to easily support 350 lbs
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Old 04-04-2011, 01:59 PM   #3
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Here are a couple links to stands that are built to hold aquariums properly IMHO.

DIY Stand for 29 gallon long, sunderies.

33 gallon stand

Please remember that on top of the 8.5lbs per gallon (rounded up for ease of calculating), you have the figure in the tank, gravel, etc weight too.

Please post what you come up with, because good ideas are great to see.

Good luck!
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30g long and 10g stand

That is my build thread with links to the plans I used. Very sturdy stand... way overkill but I didn't want any water on my floors!
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Old 04-04-2011, 02:27 PM   #6
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Pretty base outputs IMO, but they have the math down and that's a big plus to make sure it stays put.

Thanks Capt'n

EDIT: Nice stand Meegosh, I missed that one but it's linked now! Thanks.
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All links will be checked out, really appreciate all advice!
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