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Old 06-10-2004, 02:44 PM   #41
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Great. It holds water. Now is an excellent time to find out it leaks.
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The 2X4 legs appear to be doubled up. About the only thing I might do different is add a middle leg.
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Old 06-10-2004, 03:25 PM   #43
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GrndHog : Seriously, I like to have the middle support. But I wanted to have a big sump underneath it as well. Now I have 2nd thought on the reinforcement. I am thinking maybe add a pillar a foot from both end so that I don't compromise the middle opening too much. I am thinking about a custom sump about 54"x16x15. Without the middle opening, I don't know how to get the sump in underneath.

Any carpentry expert out there to give any ideas to workaround this potential issue. I definitely don't want to have the 180g on my basement in the middle of the night.
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How about running a support brace from the center of the stand to your ceiling supports? That will give you extra support and still leave the room underneath you need to get your sump under there. It may become pain over time when you are working in your tank, having to work around it though.
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Oh yea...I forgot to say: "It looks great, i cant wait till i can start mine!"
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If you want some extra support without another back leg, just nail a couple of 2x4's underneath the top of the stand. Orient them so that the 1-1/2" side is in contact with the bottom surface. Think of how an I-beam is constructed. This will increase the moment of inertia for the assembly and therefore reduce bending.

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Jedihunter: Does all houses in Mexico built with cement? My folks house is like that, all cement. It is solid like a rock.

revhtree/stresco : Thanks. It is always my dream to have an In wall tank. Hope that it will turn out well. So guys, get started.......Go and buy a 300g tank and everything will falls into place. But the hard part is getting pass your wife.

tmcpeek : Please share your setup. we can learn from each other.

yaksplat : Isn't it better to take the top 2x4 out (except the side framing) and re-orient it so that the 2" side is facing top and bottom and nail it down that way. I have been thinking of doing that to increase the inertia. You think it will work?
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Isn't it better to take the top 2x4 out (except the side framing) and re-orient it so that the 2" side is facing top and bottom and nail it down that way. I have been thinking of doing that to increase the inertia. You think it will work?
That would be one way of doing it. It will be overkill, but that would work. You'll most likely have to use a couple of bolts to attach the top surface to the leg construction. Unless you want to use some 6" nails. If you really want to test it without water, invite 9 of your friends over and you can all squish onto the top.

the moment of inertia for a rectangular cross section is calculated by :

Ixx=(base x height^3)/12

Run a few calculations. The higher the result, the better.

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