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Old 12-18-2002, 02:07 AM   #1
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Stand for 20gal high

I need to build a stand for a 20 gallon high (because I don't feel like spending $80+ on one). I've done a lot of net searching, but all the sites I find are for making huge stands.
Anybody have any advice for building a small stand?
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Old 12-18-2002, 02:33 AM   #2
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These are my bookmarks on the subject, so far:
http://fishy.phazer.org/diystand.html
http://websvirginia.com/angels/tankstand/
http://www.saltreef.com/projects/propsys/stage.5.htm
http://www.eparc.com/diy/stand/scubaraven/stand.shtml
http://www.cyclopsnetworks.com/aquar...ariumstand.htm
http://burger.surfthe.net/180reef/construction.htm
http://www.thekrib.com/TankHardware/stands.html
http://www.ozreef.org/diy/stand.html
http://aquafiend.plantedtank.net/plystand.html
http://www.aquariacentral.com/diy/stand.shtml


At one LFS, they sell a stand made of 1x2 that looks to be just a couple rectangular frames and eight legs. It looks something like this (please excuse my horrible mspaint drawing):

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This seems to be the simplest design (v. similar to design A here: http://www.aquariacentral.com/diy/stand.shtml). Think that would work? Or maybe I should use 2x4? If I went with 2x4 could I go with 4 legs instead of 8? Or is this just a bad design? Any other ideas?
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If you look under 40 Gal. Stand in the DIY forum,you will see one that I built, it can be sized down to anything you want. If anything you might get some ideas with the pictures.
If you do make the stand that you have a drawing of I would stick with the 8 2X2's and not 4 2X4's, the stand might be weak with the 2X4's.
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I built a stand for my 40 gal. Eclipse. Works great.
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Here are some pics of the stand. Added a access door to the front for storage.
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