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AquaticAl 01-07-2012 11:03 AM

Tank stand alternatives.
Hey guys I have a 20 gallon long tank I am hoping to set up for African cichlid fry/ hospital tank. I don't have the cash for a stand so wondering what people have used or suggest I try for a stand

Sisserydoo 01-07-2012 11:17 AM

Many television stands will work. Just make sure it's very sturdy, as a 20 gallon aquarium will weigh about 200 pounds!

joejeff 01-07-2012 11:22 AM

If ur handy a few 2x4can easily be used to make a stand. Just make sure u place weight on top of legs not on sides. If that makes since. I prefer 4 x4 for legs. But u can usually build ur own stand for less than $50. If ur handy. Amd if ur not... It's not.that hard. But I have found al sorts of things at good will that are study enough. I weigh 240. So I use my self as a weight test usually...

dudeofrude 01-07-2012 11:29 AM

Cheapest alternative I've ever seen was using 6 breeze blocks (3 each side) with a 2 inch thick board across the top. They then painted the breeze blocks and job done. It's looked really nice, I can't find the pic right now but I'll post it if I do

dudeofrude 01-07-2012 11:32 AM

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Found it, but actually uses 9 but still can't cost much

Sisserydoo 01-07-2012 12:06 PM

That looks great! I like the extra shelf too.

Hholly 01-07-2012 12:11 PM

What's a breeze block?

dudeofrude 01-07-2012 12:19 PM

A think they're called cinder blocks in America?

Sisserydoo 01-07-2012 12:19 PM

I think they're cinder blocks.

Hholly 01-07-2012 12:34 PM

Oh, ok. Cool!

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