I've recently contracted a dose of MTS
and acquired a used 20 and 30 gal
from a friend for a good deal. Rather than build two separate stands, I was thinking of building something with multiple levels so I could have the 30 on the bottom and the 20 on top, and possibly even wide enough to accommodate more tanks in the future. One idea is to build the GARF stand that's 40x24x24" for the bottom tank and put the 30 gal
on it. Then I'd build another top frame that's 40x16, attach legs at the corners, and set it on top and toward the back of the bottom stand. The 20 gal
would then sit on this top stand. Since both tanks are 12" wide, I could have the 30 gal
on the bottom toward the front of the stand so I could access it easier and the top stand would only partially straddle the back edge of the tank. My concern is that the top stand would not have enough middle support and that the bottom stand is doing double duty on the weight load. Any comments or other ideas?