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I'm building a high end custom tank Stand and need your input..

Discussion in 'Marine Equipment, Products, & DIY' started by Cmc53, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. Cmc53

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    Hi I'm building a tank stand for a 240 glass tank. I have checked through a lot of threads and noticed that most people just use a bunch of 2x4's and stand the tank on that. Which is great if thats what your in to but I'm looking for a much more sophisticated look. I want this one to look like a high end piece of furniture. Therefore does anyone have any Blueprints for a furniture like stand? If so can you please post it.

    Also when making a tank stand should I leave 6 inches of space in between the tank and the wall for plumbing?

     
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    I have read a DIY stand idea that just uses the 2x4s as the bare-bones of the stand, then taking your higher-end pieces of wood and just covering up the 2x4 skeleton with that. Here is where I found it, I think the maximum volume that the calculator goes up to would be 210 gallons, but you can just modify the blueprints for where your 2x4s would go:
    http://www.fishandtips.com/index.php

    As far as the space on the wall goes, I would get all of your plumbing in first before you fill it up, and just have about 2-3 inches of wiggle room from where your plumbing comes out. You never know when you will need to take it out/put something in.
     
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    Great link! Thanks a lot! The only problem that I had was when I put the measurements of the tank in it said that the tank was too large, and it had to be under 220 gallons. But I'm guessing that if I just changed the gallon amount to get the blueprints the extra 15 gallons shouldnt make a difference on the stability of the stand..
     
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    nevermind .. it was because I clicked on the "add 1/2 inch" to both sides of the tank option. Whcih for some reason was recomended..
     
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    I've used that site to build before its pretty good, also when you goto buy wood to cover it home depot usually has cabinet grade plywood few bucks more a sheet but its worth it IMO.
     
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    good idea thanks!
     

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