Hopefully I can get this right.
I recently built a stand for a 55 gal
tank, but I discovered a crack in the tank that I couldn't overlook.
I decided to upgrade to a 75 gallon, but...
The stand was SLIGHTLY larger than the 55. The length is the same, but now the 18-18.5" width me and there's about 2" overhanging front and back.
I have decided instead of building a new stand to take an idea from another build I saw recently where the designer/builder I found on google built a stand similar to how mine is designed, but the top built from 2"x6" lumber with 45* corners painted and secured to the base is slightly longer and is wider than the stand to accommodate the 18-18.5" tank.
I believe the 2X6" wood used to top the stand will be sufficient, but would like a second and third opinion to say yes or no.
If I have to, I will build another stand/base, but this was my first attempt at carpentry and hope this will work. I will try and send pics from start to finish so you can see where the stands strength is.
I hope that's enough info.