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post #3 of (permalink) Old 02-12-2013, 12:53 AM
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I've done most of my stands with 2x4s and 2x3s, it's pretty inexpensive, and makes for a really strong and durable stand. I used a pockethole jig for some inconvenient joints on a recent stand, and really found it useful.

I don't bother trying to fit the wood to the tank, I just get the measurements of the tank (width/length of trim), and make the stand about ~1/2" bigger each dimension. As long as there isn't a huge difference, I would think a regular piece of styrofoam would work pretty well towards eliminating problems with gaps and such.
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