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post #2 of (permalink) Old 06-04-2012, 08:09 PM
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You need something for holding the tanks or does it need to be furniture grade?

If you are on the cheaper side, a bunch of 2x4 and deck screws is all you need. I've build quite a few of these and have done it for a few people on CL. I had one done via lag bolt cause the guy couldn't transport it to his house. He put it together when he took it home.. Kinda like an Ikea kit.

Normally, I suggest making the stand to hold a 75 cause lots of people end up moving up to a 75gal anyway. Best part about 75 is that you can put 4 20gal high instead of a 75gal if you decide to do a 49"x25" stand. The extra deep is good for equipments in the back.

You are looking at most $20 for materials unless you want to use plywood under the tank (which may be necessary if you are not sure the tsmaller ank size you will be using).

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