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 10-13-2011, 02:32 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 7
Planning a diy tank stand (need builders advice)

I've been designing my dream tank (that would fit in my current house). It's a 120g that's 48" x 24" x 24". I currently have a 55g (48 x 15.5 x 17) in the spot where I'd put the 120g (when i can afford the glass to make it).

I've done basic stand designs utilizing different diy projects all over. The frame of the stand would be built like this one, minus the bow part of the top, and 2 more cross beams on the top under the ply.

My only question is if i build the stand for the 120g, could i put the 55g on that stand even though it's 8.5" less deep (front to back) since the ply is supported allover underneath?

I'm asking this question as i just found out my 55g is leaking somewhere near the bottom corner seam (drips like one drop every 10-30 minutes). Looking everywhere for a tank that's at least 55g and not longer than 48", I've found a store selling new 60g Visio glass tanks for $65, but researching those tanks says they are only 13" deep (front to back) so that would leave the back of the tank 11" from the back support... Looks wise i could stand this as my filter takes up a good 4-5" behind the tank, but i just want to make sure the stand could stability support the weight not directly on the back beam...

I really want to build this stand, but i don't want it taking up garage space for 1-2 years... If it wont work as i've described, any suggestions how i could make it work?

Also, in advance, Thanks for the replies.
__________________

__________________
fellfrosch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2011, 02:10 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
UDan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Australia, Brisbane
Posts: 33
You could line up the extra 2 cross beams to fit right under where your 55g will be. As long as the beams are supported(not just nailed onto the frame) should be fine.

Maybe you can show us a sketch up of what your talking about
__________________

__________________
UDan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2011, 02:29 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by UDan View Post
You could line up the extra 2 cross beams to fit right under where your 55g will be. As long as the beams are supported(not just nailed onto the frame) should be fine.

Maybe you can show us a sketch up of what your talking about
I'll try to make some rough sketches as soon as i can. Wife got me sick, and the next couple of days I'm going to be busy helping her setup a murder mystery dinner at her friends house.

Also, thanks for your reply =-)
__________________
fellfrosch is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
build, diy, stand, tan, tank stand

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
New Member, New Tank, and needing advice! Stargaze Member Introductions 8 10-07-2011 05:27 PM
Betta tank and tankmates advice? Pleco11771 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 20 09-21-2011 08:48 PM
Advice on newish (and first) tropical/fresh 10 gallon... FoxGlove Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 2 07-25-2011 01:22 PM
Setting up a bichir tank Ryodraco Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 0 06-27-2011 03:11 PM
Cycling Tank advice? th64 Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 7 06-26-2011 06:41 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:11 AM.


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