Originally Posted by coffeetwitch
this is positive progress. i hate how the other one happened.
Def positive progress!! Im soo close to getting it filled with salt, rock and fish its not even funny. Got my wall braces cut and installed, should help to cut down on the movement of the stand/tank when the floors moves. I figured wood on wood wasnt exactly the best option for the braces so i cut some cardboard to fit the braces, then laid down half a tubes worth of silicone on the cardboard. I let it air dry for awhile, then sandwiched them between the wall braces and te stand. This way there will be a bit of shock absorption on the wall braces. Im also prob not gonna screw the stand down extremely tightly to the braces. Figured it needs to be able to move a tiny tiny bit in order to not stress one individual section of stand. (all i need is the back 72" frame piece cracking in half when the tanks full.) anyways heres a pic of the braces without the cardboard. They may not look like much, but theres 19 2.5" primeguard exterior screws holding them into the wall.