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Old 10-16-2019, 09:27 PM   #1
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Cinder Block Breeder Stand?

hello everyone I'm new to this forum and I wanted to ask how one would go about building a 40-gallon breeder cinder blocks stand? It's currently drained out and I've put my six year old blood parrot in a temporary 20 gallon until I'm able to complete the his new stand.

I saw some Pinterest ideas which is what let me to attempts to make my own cinder block stand. So far Ive went to home Depot and I bought a total of 9 cinder blocks which came out the 15 bucks. I'm planning on going back again to get more supplies but I wanted to get an opinion. Should I buy 3/4 plywood with some 2x4's? I've seen other people put just the plywood without the two by fours.

The other thing is I have two toddlers. Would it be safe at least around them to have the cinder blocks? Should I cement the blocks? I've read that once the the tank is filled at least 500 lbs and is most likely unmovable?

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Old 10-18-2019, 02:36 PM   #2
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Why not just build a 2x4 stand? Looks tons better and is safer. Its a fun project to make your own wood stands and doesnt cost to much either.

Although unlikely, those cinder blocks stacked 3 high and 2 deep look risky, esp with kids. Putting plywood under the tank is just fine.
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Old 10-27-2019, 09:17 AM   #3
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Plywood under the tank is fine. The way you have it is fine. Keeping kids away from anything is always going to be a problem. I have never gone more than 2 high because cinderblocks are also very heavy and that is adding to the weight of the tank. The support of the tank always needs to be on the sides/edges of the square. (So you see some tank stands have an open place in the center).
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