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Old 07-17-2011, 09:29 PM   #1
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Well I bumped my head or somethin...

I just bought a 280g tank from a guy, it's massive! I would post a pic but it got dark and it's still in the back of the truck!
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Old 07-17-2011, 09:34 PM   #2
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hope ya got strong floors I LOVE massive tanks!!! Ill be following. Pics or it didn't happen
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Old 07-17-2011, 10:02 PM   #3
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Lol, I'll post one on the morning. Come help me unload it!!!
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Old 07-17-2011, 10:09 PM   #4
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Awesome. I don't think I would have a place to put it. Well I could take out my dining room table since I don't use it LOL.

Following.......

2nd the motion from Huma-Huma "Pics or it didn't happen"

Whatcha going put in it. SW FW or just plain old tap water?
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Old 07-17-2011, 11:00 PM   #5
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Well I want to do a reef but I'm just starting out with saltwater, and cant afford the equipment needed for that large of a tank. So it's gonna be freshwater for now, seein as the reason of buyin a bigger tank was for my gigantic fish to have a nicer home, they just keep growing and growing!

Eventually a reef tho!
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Old 07-17-2011, 11:14 PM   #6
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thats awesome!!! and here i thought my 55 was big...
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Ill be right there!!!! But if I help unload it...I get rights to half of it don't worry, you'll still have 140g to work with.....wow 280g ..it just truly set in....that's a ginormous honker...hope you're not married either, cuz if you are, you're wife is gonna kill you
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Old 07-18-2011, 01:02 PM   #8
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Well, I'm home with it all...

Now what?

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Old 07-18-2011, 04:31 PM   #9
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that is one heck of a deep tank, from front to back i mean...gonna look absolutely gorgeous.
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Old 07-18-2011, 08:01 PM   #10
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wow, what the dimensions of that thing? And how thick are the walls?
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Hopefully you get around to turning it into a reef, it looks like its got amazing dimensions for it
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Better pic, wow Heavy was not the word for it!

It's 72x36x26
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Old 07-18-2011, 09:21 PM   #13
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Anybody know where I can get plans to build a stand, don't think it's simple as throwing together a 2x4 table...
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280g tank is roughly 2550lbs of water alone....not including tank, rock, stand, equipment... id keep an eye on your floor.. try to find Greenmasters 320g build...he built a stand for his... ill see if i can get the link
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Wow, thats one big tank, very nice. Looking forward to see it setup. If you DIY the stand make sure you post some pictures as well.
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Anybody know where I can get plans to build a stand, don't think it's simple as throwing together a 2x4 table...
You might consider doing something similar to what I did. In my signature is a link to my build. I'm fairly sure it could hold that weight but I would shorten the cabinet height by about 1/3 for a tank your size. Full pics of the build can be found here.
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Another possibility would be to just build up two or three layers of cinder blocks for a stand. Vastly simpler but it all kind of depends on what you want it to look like. I suppose your could use cinder blocks and then just cover them with some cloth, like a skirt. That would be simple, cheap and it wouldn't look too bad.
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I think the floor will be just fine I have a concrete slab.

This is the cabinet that I found online and I absolutely love it!
Stand for a 280g aquarium
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Very pretty! It doesn't look like it would hold that weight, but I guess I just over engineered mine, lol.
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