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Old 10-13-2008, 11:44 PM   #1
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Need advice on building stand!

Hi! So my lovely husband has agreed to make me a stand for my next tank! I only have a 12 gal at the moment, and have fallen so completely in love with this hobby I already am on the lookout for my next tank! I will be getting a 45-50 Gal tank and he is going to build me a stand! The only problem is he has no idea where to begin! How do we make something that will hold that much weight? Any tips or advice or instructions would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 10-13-2008, 11:48 PM   #2
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First thing is find out the dimensions of the tank you will have and start from there.
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Old 10-14-2008, 12:08 AM   #3
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OK, how will I know how to hold that much weight though?
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Old 10-14-2008, 01:19 AM   #4
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Thanks so much this is PERFECT! Exactly what I needed!
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Glad to Help. I used that link to build the stand I'm working on right now.

The hard part is finding straight lumber. haha
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Wow, thanks for that link Neilan. I'm considering building a stand for a 40 breeder, but I needed a very basic design and that is perfect!
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Ha...Nelian beat me to it. That is a great link and an on going discussion of stands and how, using the basic design on the first page, people have supported a wide range of tanks.

I also used the same design when building the stand for my current 120g tank.
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