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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-06-2013, 01:24 PM Thread Starter
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Looking for a 65g Stand

Looking for a 65g Stand, nothing fancy, free would be awesome haha

The tank dimensions are 36x18x24

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-07-2013, 01:26 PM Thread Starter
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Oh, and 150/200 watt ebo jager heaters, maybe fluval and a bunch of eco-complete

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Re: Looking for a 65g Stand

I got a bunch of finnex hma 150watt analog heaters. Brand new.
I bought them orginally to heat the 40b but heating the room was much better.

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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-07-2013, 06:26 PM Thread Starter
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Hmmm, I'll have to think on that one. Not familiar with that model, and the reviews weren't promising lol. I'd need 3 of them I'm thinking.

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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-25-2013, 11:09 AM Thread Starter
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I designed one for around $40- but still hoping someone may have one before i build it this weekend. I want to put a 65g and a 40b on the same stand (dual level). Dont care how it looks, just function

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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-25-2013, 11:26 AM
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build one out of 2x4s. That's what I just did. Ultimately it was like $15.
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That's what I designed one with. Its going to be $32- in lumber & $5 in wood screws, but just checking one more time before I commit to it this Saturday.

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i would suggest doing all the math and measurements beforehand so that you can have homedepot or lowes cut the pieces to length already. Also, I would strongly suggest measuring the lumber before doing your final math. I did my math with 2x4 and it turned out they were more like 1.5x3.5 inches so I had to adjust everything for the final design. But the cuts you get at home depot are much cleaner than you can do at home, unless you have a circular saw.
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Yeah I drew it all up on a wall yesterday, then my gf who is a architectural engineer sketched it up. I use to be a engineer :p & have a A&P license I got have so many tools I can't use my garage haha, but yeah I'm going to have them cut it all for me so I can just put it all together when I get back to the house, and the lumber is a kiln dried fir @ $4.58 per 2x4x10 & 5lb of 5" wood screws 2lb 3" wood screws & I Dont want to tie it down to my jeep lol.

I stained & polyurethaned the other ones I made in the past. Probably do that with this one too. The 65g will be in the lower level 12" above ground level to make syphon easier and the 65 is 24" tall then a 12" clearance from the top of that to the top level where iI'll have the 40b. Should be plenty of room above the 65 to secure a shop light and have room to get in and out of it, making the 40b eye level. Then hang a shop light from the basement rafting over the 40b.

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I don't think there is room in your signature for any more tanks......
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Last fall before one of my moves I had plenty more haha. It's MTS - multi tank syndrome. Since I'm in the middle of moving again, I'm trying to setup my fish room again at my new place, so I can move my fish from my old place this weekend, and was giving a 65g a fee weeks ago, figuring the 40b is roughly the same footprint, and the sale still going for a few more days I'd setup for both, and it'll help me split some species up.

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2x4 actually measure 1.5x3.5 the .5 is lost throughout the preperation process. (Useless knowledge I've learned in the construction field)

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Yes you are correct via kiln drying, and pressure treatment. :-)

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