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Old 01-14-2013, 02:02 PM   #1
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My DIY 125 stand

Took about 6hrs total and about 150$ more or less.

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Old 01-14-2013, 02:11 PM   #2
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Took about 6hrs total and about 150$ more or less.
That looks great. What type of wood and stain and dogs did you use. Lol.
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:24 PM   #3
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I'm not sure what color stained I used but it was just plain regular pine wood. it's my third stand I have built. Its rewarding building your own.

The dogs are funny dog on the left is Clifford he is a pit mix. And the dog or the right is Bear, he's a Shepard corgi. Lol
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:06 PM   #4
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I'm not sure what color stained I used but it was just plain regular pine wood. it's my third stand I have built. Its rewarding building your own.

The dogs are funny dog on the left is Clifford he is a pit mix. And the dog or the right is Bear, he's a Shepard corgi. Lol
Well it all looks really great. Good job!!!
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:15 PM   #5
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Nice job! Looks very professional.
The dogs are adorable too!
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:40 AM   #6
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Nice job! Looks very professional.
The dogs are adorable too!
Thank you
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:06 AM   #7
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Stand looks great!!!! Did you use 2x4 or 4x4 for the legs?
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:13 AM   #8
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I used 4x4.
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I used 4x4.
Do you have a picture of just the frame??
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:12 AM   #10
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The 4x4s aren't the support for the tank.

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Old 01-20-2013, 08:44 AM   #11
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Nice. I plan on using 4x4's as well, a lot of people tell me just to use 2x4's but I feel more comport able not doing so lol. Ty for the pic.
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:56 PM   #12
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What is your length? 6ft? I'm getting ready to do a stand for a 150gl but I've been wondering if I can do 1 support in the middle or if I should do 2? Looks like you've done 1?
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:33 PM   #13
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What is your length? 6ft? I'm getting ready to do a stand for a 150gl but I've been wondering if I can do 1 support in the middle or if I should do 2? Looks like you've done 1?
The board in the middle isn't really a support. It is used for the doors to close against.
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The board in the middle isn't really a support. It is used for the doors to close against.
But the tank is a 6th tank. But with black aquarium brace trim it is more. You want you tank to sit flesh on it like so Make 2 of them one for the tank to sit on and one for the ground


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But the tank is a 6th tank. But with black aquarium brace trim it is more. You want you tank to sit flesh on it like so Make 2 of them one for the tank to sit on and one for the ground
I was going to add an inch on each side (width and length) should I not? Maybe 1/4 instead?
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I'm amazed that much weight is supported with nothing in the middle! Great news to me as I now can make two large doors instead of three!
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I was going to add an inch on each side (width and length) should I not? Maybe 1/4 instead?
Not if your going to do a stand like mine. In which the tank Sits inside the trim piece that goes around the tank.
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Lol but I can't give a good description on here of the support. I'm scared for you guys. I don't want your tanks on the ground!!!
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Not meaning to hijack but my curious mind wants to know. With no support in the middle what stops it from bending in the middle?
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:11 AM   #20
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The panel boards go as far as the doors. Those panels placed vertically are very strong. If horizontal wouldn't have a chance.But the tanks is sitting on 2x4 brace that goes all around the bottom.
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