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post #556 of 607 (permalink) Old 05-24-2013, 06:06 PM
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Post pics of your DIY stands

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holy mama that's a big hood!!
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holy mama that's a big hood!!
You bet your britches!

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The angle of that photo distorted it a bit, but it is about 24" tall. I wanted enough room to run par38 led's eventually..
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Re: Post pics of your DIY stands

My industrial style stand lol





Could probably support a car lol

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Has to be at least an ADA style or two within the thread!

This is mine built for my 90-H project:
I want this stand. This Petco bought stand just isn't cutting it anymore.
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Heres mine angel fish tanks stand in the bedroom tried to copy my bedroom furniture.
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how did you guys wind up getting such flat level surfaces to put your tanks on? Did you sift through the plywood piles?
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Its more to do with getting the framing straight with 2x4s or whatever you end up using.
when you screw the plywood down onto it it will straighten out any curves if your frame is straight.

build the top section of the frame by laying the wood on a level floor or countertop and screw together and it will come out straight provided that your boards are not curved.

to check this while you are buying your lumber you can just lay the pieces on the floor in the store and test all 4 sides to see if they are straight. you could look down the edge of the board as if it were a gun sight and see if it is curved, etc.

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Straight flat plywood does make it easier to build but it's hard to find. Correct construction techniques eliminate warp problems though. I use dado and groove construction now and it's amazing with slightly warped wood.

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post #566 of 607 (permalink) Old 07-29-2013, 08:16 PM
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Sorry for the crappy pics (too bright outside), here's the stand I just recently finished for my ADA 90P project...









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post #567 of 607 (permalink) Old 07-30-2013, 12:31 PM
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Just noticed this thread. Here's my 30 minute build results from 3-4 months ago. $30- in lumber $10- box of screws. 65G tank


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Here is one of mine
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post #569 of 607 (permalink) Old 08-01-2013, 05:41 AM
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So many types of diy tank stands , I also would like to build one for a 150g tank . I have a Oceanic 110g tank and stand and thought of copying it for a 150g tank size {I fig. I use a 5/8 plywood instead of 3/4 , I believe what they they use on there tanks
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Here is mine. Inspiration from Hydrophyte.





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