Yes, I knew it was for a 10 gallon tank, and I agree that it will work fine for that. But, I thought I read that someone wanted to use the design for a 40 gallon tank, which was what my comment was aimed at. Re-reading it, I see that I was wrong - he wanted a 40 inch high stand, not one for a 40 gallon tank. My mistake!
That's okay we all make mistaks !
Your bottom circumference is the same as your top. Add the extra weight of the tank on the top, it will have a high center of gravity making it more susceptible to tipping.
Ohh okay now that makes sense. Mmm I wonder if adding additional weight to the bottom of the stand would help? Like mentioned earlier, evenually i'll add some siding and backing which will hopfully help re-inforce everything.
I'd say he's probably fine with tipping as long as the stand is on a hard surface like the tiles he has there. It looks taller than a standard 10g wooden stand. I wouldn't trust it on carpet.
Oh okay thanks, And yes it is taller then a standard 10 gallon stand. I'm a bit taller then you're average Canadian male so I made the stand tall on purpose.
Jesus Christ, this is a cool stand, I really wish the armchair engineers would shut up about the design.
lmao, finally someone with something nice to say. Thank you my friend, not all of us are "armchair engineers" haha!
But...I'm an actual engineer
I don't think anyone has a problem with the design. Clearly it works, but I think pointing out that it may be more top heavy than the traditional 10g wood stand is important in case someone tries to replicate this and ends up putting it on carpet or something.
So in the future if I were to build a new stand for another tank like a 20 gallon or something, How would you have built it?
looks great. Just what you need. I'd like to build one. I have a 10 gallon tank just sitting here and i don't have a stand. Light, filter, substrate, pump everything but no stand. I would build one but they threw me out of shop class in HS.
Thanks man, It wasn't too hard to build but have power tools is a definite asset. You should set up your 10 gallon and make a sweet stand for it. There's nothing like building something on you own.