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Old 05-13-2014, 11:28 PM   #1
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55g too big for stands available?

Looking at buying a metal stand for my 55 but it seems its dimensions dont match them? My tank is a marineland 55g but it measures 48 1/4 x 12 3/4 x 21"
The available stands all seem to be 48x12? Why is this? Can I get around this by simply putting a piece of plywood on top that was 49x13?
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Old 05-14-2014, 10:37 PM   #2
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Your tank should fit on a Petco Brooklyn series which is actually a very nice metal stand.
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Old 05-14-2014, 10:54 PM   #3
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I really like that stand but unfortunately there is no petcos in canada

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Old 05-14-2014, 11:04 PM   #4
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Old 05-15-2014, 02:15 AM   #5
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Make one

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Make one
I made a wooden one but im not terribly pleased with how it came out as I can never seem to get them as flat/level as they should be ive had to use too many shims and I don't feel too comfortable with it. I contacted a few metal shops here about getting a metal stand made, Id try making a metal one if I had welding tools :p.

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Lol you and me both.
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Haha bit easier for me to say make one I am a welder haha
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When you are measuring are you including the plastic frame ? If so then it will be fine. The stands are made so the corners of the glass contact the stand not the plastic frame itself .

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Old 05-18-2014, 10:36 PM   #10
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Do you know anyone with a woodshop or cabinet shop? Wooden stands are actually pretty straight forward to make. Pm me if you want a walk through on it

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