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Old 10-12-2004, 10:27 PM   #1
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Will it hold?

Hi everyone this is my first post here. This site looks great. It had tones of info. Good Work!

This is my first DIY project. It is a stand for a 20g tank. Do you think I should put plywood on top of it? Is ia a good idea to wrap it in plywood? It is 24x12x40.
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Old 10-12-2004, 11:09 PM   #2
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If It were my stand I would wrap it in plywood and add a piece to the top.

You could even put a door on the front and make a shelf inside.
Hope this helps.
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Old 10-13-2004, 09:05 AM   #3
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As far as strength that stand will hold more than three times the weight your going to put on it. As far as anthing else you have many options for covering it. plywood would be the easiest..but Lowes and Home Depot have many types of wall covering by the sheet that could finish the stand nicely. All depends on your preference
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Old 10-14-2004, 05:25 PM   #4
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Will it hold!? I think you have a safety factor of about 9!
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Old 10-14-2004, 05:44 PM   #5
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Thats good to hear! My last tank stand almost kelled me. It was store bought.
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Looks to me like you could set alot more than a 20gal on there. You build just like I do Kasa , too much is just enough. Less 200lbs of water somewhere you don't want it right? Nice work!
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