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Old 11-13-2011, 10:06 PM   #1
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DIY Stand?

I've heard about the 2x4 and cinder block stand. Could I do that for larger tanks (55-90g)?
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My Lfs has all their tanks on cinderblocks. Even a 180 gallon . I used cinderblocks for my 180 and just got black fabric to cover it up
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Cool! That's what I'll do.
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Just make sure the blocks are set under the ends of the bigger tanks and you will have no problems.

On a longer tank you may need to put some blocks in the middle as well, but anything 4' or under will be fine with just support on the ends.
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You can put blocks in the middle but it's not necessary . The Lfs has them one a 180 just on the corners. The tank has been there for over 8 years.
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I was going to do blocks in the middle too. I have tons of them so I'll still do it just to be safe. By the way, all the larger tanks I work with are 4'.
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Ok cool deal. Make sure you can put your filtration down there if your using a sump or canister.
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Will do.
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DYI Cinder Block Stand

I was thinking the same thing and found this pic of one that someone did. Seams pretty simple, I plan on doing it for my 56 Gal.
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Looks good to me! I'm setting it up tomorrow and I will post some pics!
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