I bought a 50 gallon 36x18x18 tank this week. I didn't like the stands available, so decided to build my own. I wanted a bookcase style and have come up with this - see picture below.
My question is: are the 2x4's strong enough for the span between the supports? The top frame rests on 2x4's and has a 2x4 behind it screwed in as well.
I am going to add a frame on each side wall and make a tiny cabinet for fish food and such - the things that most stands are supposed to hide
The fram will also support the sides of the top frame. This pic gives the general idea of the stand
Thanks for any help!