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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-26-2013, 05:41 PM Thread Starter
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Good idea for a diy stand?

I need to build a stand for a 45 gallon long tank I have.
I found plans for a shelf unit that I think may work for me and I wonder what you all might think about it.
My thoughts on it:
It is my understanding that the tank is supported almost entirely on the four corners so the fact the the horizontal boards aren't sitting on top of the 2x4's shouldnt matter, right?
Would I require an 'X' across the back too?
Do you think that the top planks would tend to warp enough to give me a hassle? (The boards in a pic on the website seem to look a little bowed)
Would putting a piece of 3/4" plywood under them stop that? mdf board?
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