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Old 10-16-2012, 12:03 AM   #191
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looks good. i like tall stands...
Me too... I cant stand these 30-32" stands that aqueon is making now
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Old 10-16-2012, 12:16 AM   #192
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Insert foot in mouth..... My stand, as it came from Aqueon, is 27" tall. Its now, thanks to my awesome building skills, 32" tall
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Old 10-16-2012, 12:17 AM   #193
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yep yep both my diy stands are about 37" tall. really brings the view more to eye level while sitting.
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Old 10-16-2012, 12:21 AM   #194
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yep yep both my diy stands are about 37" tall. really brings the view more to eye level while sitting.
Mine is eye level for the misses. Lol she just now realized tonight, after owning the tank for over a year, that our light fixture has 4 cooling fans... Lol short people. Yeah my tank is right in the middle. You have to look up a lil to see it while sitting, but i dont have to bend down anymore to look into it standing up
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:33 AM   #195
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Tank is still holding water!!
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:54 PM   #196
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this is positive progress. i hate how the other one happened.
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Old 10-17-2012, 01:56 AM   #197
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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.
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I must say however, that ive got a 1lb box of exterior course thread screws into this stand/footer/wall brace... If it doesnt hold together for this, its not from a lack of screws lol. Attempting to level the tank now so i can screw the stand down to the braces
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Old 10-17-2012, 08:28 PM   #199
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I must say however, that ive got a 1lb box of exterior course thread screws into this stand/footer/wall brace... If it doesnt hold together for this, its not from a lack of screws lol. Attempting to level the tank now so i can screw the stand down to the braces

how did it go???? i dont see how it wouldnt help it be less wobbly so long as you hit the studs in the wall!
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Have yet to screw it to the braces. Apparently its harder than i thought to lift the tank/stand AND slide the shims under it. On a good note i may have found a mag 18 for the tank
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