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Old 02-17-2005, 02:15 AM   #1
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need help with 90 gal stand!!

Well we bought a new 90 gal tank and our having some issues with building a stand to hold it. The specs of the tank are
48" length, 18"width, and 23"height.
I was wanting the height of the stand to be around 24" so I would still be able to clean the tank without a chair to stand on. Does anybody know of a place that has plans for building stands? Or any ideas of how to build a strong stand.

Also if we were to put this tank upstairs would we need to reinforce the floor joists?

33 gal FW
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this site has other useful things too...i would have used it to build the stand for my 55 gal but i found the Wal-Mart Stand to be of good quality plus inexpensive...plus they had a matching hood for $0.50!!!

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Old 02-18-2005, 11:56 PM   #3
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The only problem I see with that design is you are putting all the weight of your tank onto the screws holding the top frame to the vertical support studs. I would rather see a cripple stud in there with the vertical supports or a half lap joint where the vertical meets the horizontal. JMHO
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