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Old 11-04-2013, 10:06 AM   #11
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My fish house. I built all of the tanks except the one on the top of the stand in the middle.
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Old 11-04-2013, 12:03 PM   #12
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Mines a little more ghetto than most lol but it cost me about $17 bucks
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Old 11-04-2013, 01:45 PM   #13
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RSJ and concrete block stand. This holds over 1000Kg.
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Old 11-04-2013, 01:50 PM   #14
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Me and my tank, constructed from 12mm glass @ 30kgs per sq metre. The tank max cap is 900 litres. It's is filled with 750 litre water at approx 1Kg per litre and there is approx 1/4 tonne of slate.

See new acquisitions my fish house.
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Old 11-06-2013, 12:10 PM   #15
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Underside view

The stand on the right is a basic mod. of the Mk I fish tank stand, this will hold 200kgs + per shelf. Tested. Safe. The stand in centre frame is the Mk I, recycled twice, so Mk III.
It has lasted for 5 years or so, and is still going, all be it slightly less impressive than when it was first built.
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Old 11-20-2013, 01:05 AM   #16
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I keep hearing tales of home made stands that are cheaper and better than store bought stands. Im not doubting this, but Im curious exactly what "better" might mean. Better, like it holds more weight and has more stability? Or, it looks better? Or both?

Im not super handy, but I know folks who are... so this could be something to consider for a 90 gallon Im planning.

Id be interested in anybody that would like to share pics of their homemade tank stands. Please include tank size and approximate cost.

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I used 4x4 at the corners and 2x4 basic frame my tank is a 75 tall the stand is solid and weighs around 40 to 50lbs also built a hood since then I have built a 20 and a 30gal stand using the same basic design except using all 2x4 on those two






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Old 11-23-2013, 08:11 AM   #17
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I used 4x4 at the corners and 2x4 basic frame my tank is a 75 tall the stand is solid and weighs around 40 to 50lbs also built a hood since then I have built a 20 and a 30gal stand using the same basic design except using all 2x4 on those two






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Craftsman, that's nice looking, fit for furniture!
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