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Old 01-30-2015, 06:39 PM   #1
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looking for 55g diy stand plans

looking for plans for a nice 55 gallon stand with lower cabinet and 2 doors. This will be going in a bedroom so it has to be decent looking, not just 2'x4's

if any of you have built them I would love to see some pics and plans
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Old 01-30-2015, 06:43 PM   #2
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I built mine, it's fairly simple, mine is a but unique though. Has a solid slab of mahogany on top and a open section for water barrel. You can find diy vids on you tube. I can help you with the rest.

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looks good, the mahogany dresses it up nicely.
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Old 01-30-2015, 08:40 PM   #4
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It'd better... cost enough more for stability, having 2 tanks creates a weak point in the middle.

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I only see Sam Adams, Equilibrium, and Prime in that last pic.
Sort of in the same boat. Would like to build a new stand for my 20 long but with the footprint for a 40 breeder (just in case ). Wife is concerned about the finished look. I want a new one mostly because I need more room underneath and the current stand is too low.
Good luck OP. If you use the Search feature, you may find some nice ones on this forum.


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I only see Sam Adams, Equilibrium, and Prime in that last pic.
Sort of in the same boat. Would like to build a new stand for my 20 long but with the footprint for a 40 breeder (just in case ). Wife is concerned about the finished look. I want a new one mostly because I need more room underneath and the current stand is too low.
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Old 02-02-2015, 04:53 PM   #7
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I built my 55 out of 2x4s 2x2s and a piece of quarter inch plywood. It was cheap and easy. I don't have a picture but I can take one if you want. I have a picture of my 40gal stand I built. I needed space for my dvds in the living room and all I used was some 2x4s and some 1x4s for trim. It was cheap and easy as well.

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looks good Andy. I'm mainly looking for plans for a really nice looking stand with lower cabinet with doors, something I can follow and do as a project. While I am handy with tools, I am not the most creative person lol
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This is another stand I built for the 55g with cabinets

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