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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-24-2015, 05:39 PM Thread Starter
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Aquarium stand DIY or Prefab?

So I was considering building a DIY stand for my 8.6 gallon future tank build and was at lowes yesterday and saw this. I know it is a cabinet and considered buying it because the 8.6 gallon wouldn't weigh that much. Plus I could finish it whichever way I chose. What do you guys think?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-24-2015, 05:44 PM
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I guess its all in what you want. That cabinet should easily hold that tank.

The best part of diy, if your good at it, is the ability to make exactly the stand you want for a cheaper price.

This stand would save you the time it would take to make the stand and depending on your skills (im not questioning your skills, I just don't know you) could be a better product in the end.

Its really a toss up.


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That's my problem I enjoy the building but this is exactly what I want to make but possibly two doors on front instead of one. It's for a college apartment so I figure it would give me more time to do other things with prefab .
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-25-2015, 07:06 PM
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Is it solid wood or particleboard? Particle board doesn't do well with water.
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