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Old 01-06-2013, 11:17 PM   #1
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How to make a 140gal stand

I was wondering about something ive been looking at stand at the lfs and it seems to me.they are using 1x4 boards for there frame. Can i too?
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Personally, I would go with 2x4s unless you are very good with wood and possibly 2x6s for the cross beams. I used 2x4s for a 100 gallon, but I wish i made the doors bigger with a larger opening in the front, would have used 2x6s if i had to do it again.
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Thats orginally what i was going to do but was wondering out how they made tgem out if 1x4. But thanks tho
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They make them out of 1x4's because they don't want the stand to be able to hold much more than it is advertised for. Making a DIY stand with thicker lumber will give you the flexibility to use it for tanks that may have the same dimensions, but varying amounts of capacity.
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