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Old 06-12-2006, 09:24 PM   #1
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My 75 Gal DIY stand frame Need opinion

Im going to move one of the center supports for more room for a sump I used wood glue and screws any changes i should make?
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Old 06-12-2006, 11:00 PM   #2
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because the legs haven't had a rebate cut in I would have a brace across the back diagonally and across 1 side, but im an overkill kind of guy, and ended up bracing mine just the other day as I wasn't quite happy with the stability.
other then that it's a spitting image of mine,

good job

looks sweet already but any future plans for it?

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Old 06-12-2006, 11:07 PM   #3
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ive been looking around at other stands and furniture to get ideas to finish it up allso want to make a hood with fands in it no watter yet so i could do anythign at this point
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Old 06-12-2006, 11:37 PM   #4
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As DefKet pointed out a couple braces would really add some stability. I figure for the time and money, overkill on a stand is well worth it in the long run, especialy when I think of multiple gallons of water on the floor or worse yet one of my kids getting smashed. I just started a 75g stand also. Bought some cherry veneer ply today to wrap a skin on the sides and front to make it "pretty' and also add some strength. I also still have to make some doors.

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Old 06-18-2006, 10:39 PM   #5
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Biggest problem I see with your design is you have all the weight on the fasteners and glue.

You can easily modify what you have to make it much stronger, see these pics of the stand I built:


If I was to build a new one I would modify my design slightly be using a router to cut a rebate around the inner bottom frame for the bottom shelf, then you would only have to cut a squar piece of plywood and not have to mess around notching it.

If using a glass aquarium you don't need a solid top. I put brown 1/4 inch felt around the top of mine just to be safe.

Stand has been in operation since last sept and it has been excellent in every way, 0 problems.
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