So I finally got around to building a stand for the flatback hex that I've had sitting around for a year. What a crazy tank shape this one is, it's very long and very narrow. Dimensions are 67 x 9 x 16.5 along the back edge.
So I started with some cinder blocks
I spray painted them a flat black and stacked them accordingly. Because of the shape of the tank I had to put some half blocks in the center rather than full blocks, since I wanted to put the canister down there as well.
I also added a piece of sheet plywood cut to fit the shape of the tank, and it is braced with 2 2x4s for extra support.
I didn't like how wobbly this stand is because of its narrowness, so I found the studs in the wall behind the tank and added some braces. I plan to add 2 more braces at the top to hold the inside lip of the tank to the wall as well.
At this point I'm doing the plumbing, it is bottom drilled but I had to redo the parts because it was all glued into place previously and had to be broken when the tank was removed from the wall it was mounted in.
I also put a background on the tank.
I'm planning to put some sort of track lighting over it since it's up against the wall already, but we'll see. Will update as I make progress, stay tuned.