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Old 03-22-2011, 05:03 PM   #1
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DIY Stand for 29 gallon long, sunderies.

Made a special stand since I wanted the tank to be at eye height. Planning to set up and run the tank as a river system. Lumber used were 3 2x4's eight feet in length, 2 36x20x 3/4 inch planks and 2 1x4 8 feet in length for back stop and support bracing. Planning on the 29 gal going on top and 2 10 gallons for feeding growing, Daphnia and a RCS colony with Daphnia in them, and a sump on the bottom. Pictures are wood pre grove cutting, front view stand, back view stand and stained stand.
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Old 03-22-2011, 09:21 PM   #2
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Nice job, I have a 29 and would love to have that stand!
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$43 dollars from lowes... and that counts measuring from the top and not the bottom when I ploughed my groves. This meant they weren't even. But the lumber will return as a new hood.
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Old 03-25-2011, 09:49 PM   #4
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Hey I just got a 55 gallon. Don't feel like spending 130$ for a stand, how do you make one and how much do you think?Thanks
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Old 03-25-2011, 09:55 PM   #5
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I have seen tank stands that have cinder blocks as the main part of the stand. They cover it and it is cheap. It really looks nice to me. If you google Diy aquarium stand you might find it.

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Old 03-25-2011, 11:05 PM   #6
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Dylan what tools do you have available, what space will it go in, and what shape or look do you want? Also what are your 55 gallons dimensions. With just a framed set of 2x4s you could probably make a stand cheaper then mine, 75% of the cost are those 2 3/4 inch planks which would never hold the 500lbs of a 55 gallon.
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Space isn't a big issue. I have some good room. For the look, go to the DIY section sscroll down until you see that 32 gallon tank stand thread. I love that design and color.! And if it isn't possible to make that your tank stand also looks nice. I also have my dad's big tool box items so there's a chance I have what I need to make it.
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you will need more then a tool box my friend do you have a chopsaw and table saw?
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Table saw yes. Not sure what the chop saw looks like.
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Just googled it. I am going to do this at my friends house with the help of his dad. He has all these items.
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