Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > DIY Projects
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 01-20-2013, 09:44 AM   #11
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Smikey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 40
Nice. I plan on using 4x4's as well, a lot of people tell me just to use 2x4's but I feel more comport able not doing so lol. Ty for the pic.
__________________

__________________
Smikey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2013, 07:56 PM   #12
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Sgc1107's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: TN by way of NH
Posts: 406
What is your length? 6ft? I'm getting ready to do a stand for a 150gl but I've been wondering if I can do 1 support in the middle or if I should do 2? Looks like you've done 1?
__________________

__________________
Sgc1107 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2013, 11:33 PM   #13
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
ZHiTcH41's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Kent, Oh
Posts: 194
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sgc1107
What is your length? 6ft? I'm getting ready to do a stand for a 150gl but I've been wondering if I can do 1 support in the middle or if I should do 2? Looks like you've done 1?
The board in the middle isn't really a support. It is used for the doors to close against.
__________________
ZHiTcH41 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2013, 11:37 PM   #14
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
ZHiTcH41's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Kent, Oh
Posts: 194
Quote:
Originally Posted by ZHiTcH41

The board in the middle isn't really a support. It is used for the doors to close against.
But the tank is a 6th tank. But with black aquarium brace trim it is more. You want you tank to sit flesh on it like so Make 2 of them one for the tank to sit on and one for the ground


Click image for larger version

Name:	image-625130115.jpg
Views:	102
Size:	92.3 KB
ID:	145832
__________________
ZHiTcH41 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2013, 11:48 PM   #15
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Sgc1107's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: TN by way of NH
Posts: 406
Quote:
Originally Posted by ZHiTcH41 View Post

But the tank is a 6th tank. But with black aquarium brace trim it is more. You want you tank to sit flesh on it like so Make 2 of them one for the tank to sit on and one for the ground
I was going to add an inch on each side (width and length) should I not? Maybe 1/4 instead?
__________________
Sgc1107 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2013, 11:51 PM   #16
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Sgc1107's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: TN by way of NH
Posts: 406
I'm amazed that much weight is supported with nothing in the middle! Great news to me as I now can make two large doors instead of three!
__________________
Sgc1107 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2013, 02:55 AM   #17
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
ZHiTcH41's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Kent, Oh
Posts: 194
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sgc1107

I was going to add an inch on each side (width and length) should I not? Maybe 1/4 instead?
Not if your going to do a stand like mine. In which the tank Sits inside the trim piece that goes around the tank.
__________________
ZHiTcH41 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2013, 02:57 AM   #18
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
ZHiTcH41's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Kent, Oh
Posts: 194
Lol but I can't give a good description on here of the support. I'm scared for you guys. I don't want your tanks on the ground!!!
__________________
ZHiTcH41 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2013, 11:25 AM   #19
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Karay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Sarnia, ON, Canada
Posts: 646
Not meaning to hijack but my curious mind wants to know. With no support in the middle what stops it from bending in the middle?
__________________
Karay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2013, 12:11 PM   #20
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
ZHiTcH41's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Kent, Oh
Posts: 194
The panel boards go as far as the doors. Those panels placed vertically are very strong. If horizontal wouldn't have a chance.But the tanks is sitting on 2x4 brace that goes all around the bottom.
__________________

__________________
ZHiTcH41 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
125 gallon, diy, stand, tan

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need Help!!!! Top of My DIY stand isnt level dornblaser1 DIY Projects 4 11-23-2012 09:09 PM
Wooden Stand for Fish Tank Cornstar General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 4 01-28-2012 10:40 PM
Planning a diy tank stand (need builders advice) fellfrosch DIY Projects 2 10-14-2011 02:29 AM
Gap between Aquarium and Stand Drd77 General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 19 07-24-2011 07:00 PM
My 75 gallon stand with Marineland 530 canister plecoking DIY Projects 0 06-25-2011 02:44 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:28 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.