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Old 05-10-2012, 10:29 PM   #1
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Homemade stand??

How well would a wooden stand do with a 30 gallon? Any risks associated with a wooden stand vs a metal stand?
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Old 05-10-2012, 11:51 PM   #2
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If built properly, a homemade wooden stand will save you big bucks and are sturdier than the presswood types you can buy.

Metal is nice, but really heavy and can be expensive. Its up to you.
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If built properly, a homemade wooden stand will save you big bucks and are sturdier than the presswood types you can buy.

Metal is nice, but really heavy and can be expensive. Its up to you.
Ok awesome I have a lot of wood lying around
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http://www.fishandtips.com/index.php
try this site and see if it helps at all
Keep us posted on how your stand is going
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Recycling is good, I use anything I can lying around. Good luck!
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Old 05-11-2012, 03:29 PM   #6
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Awesome thanks everyone and thanks fir the site!
Well it depends if I go to college near my house or away if it's near my house I'll Definitely start making the stands and start to get the tanks ready
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Here is the site I used to build my 55 Gallon Stand.

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Here is the site I used to build my 55 Gallon Stand.

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Awesome vid definitely answers some questions I had
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Nice video, here's my question, how does it compare price wise building your own apposed to buying one? I've been wanting to build my own for a while now
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Nice video, here's my question, how does it compare price wise building your own apposed to buying one? I've been wanting to build my own for a while now
Well it depends on the size of the tank and how fancy it is
For example buying a standard stand for me would be $85 as opposed to using the would I have lying around and just paint it so it looks nice
But im not sure how much the wood would cost fir building your own I see free wood all the time on craigslist
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