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?
Attached a photo of what it currently looks like.