|01-02-2015 05:02 PM|
|TankFreak420||That looks nice. Great job.|
|01-02-2015 02:52 PM|
|jamblor||Great stands, the stain really gives it a different look from just bare wood.|
|12-31-2014 09:16 PM|
|AGUILAR3||Built myself a temporary stand with nothing more than a few pallets from work, a box of drywall screws, an 8oz jar of stain and an old 70's hand saw. It's far from perfect but it works. Now that it's finished, it may not be so temporary anymore.|
|11-08-2014 03:42 PM|
|11-08-2014 03:15 PM|
"rimless" tanks. I don't think they have thinner bottom glass...but...
Question: Do they have a tempered bottom glass ? Regular tanks do and have
a sticker on the bottom glass so you won't try to cut that panel.
In fact, on another forum a video was shown in which a person loaded several flat stones into a 20g tank and then stood on top of them. Total weight being over 200Lb.
It was a link supplied as a reply to the question..."Do you think it's safe to have this much weight in this tank" and it showed a 20g regular tank/w a stone on top of some sub and the stone was 3/4 as tall as the tank.
Mostly I just feel that I have been shown proof that a regular style tank is strong enough to be supported only on the ends, but as of yet have no such proof in the rimless style.
No trying to be argumentative but rather just cautious for sake of the tank owners till shown some supporting evidence of structural soundness in the
|11-08-2014 12:59 PM|
|trailsnale||xenaph, cool looking cat! what kind is it?|
|11-07-2014 09:16 AM|
btw, rimless tanks can be supported only on two sides and be fine. Tanks with plastic rim usually need support on all 4 sides or the plastic will break.
|11-06-2014 03:53 AM|
|TankFreak420||So wish I could do this type of stand on my new 120g. Even if it would handle it, I want to run a sump and hide it.|
|10-26-2014 09:05 PM|
I bought some wood merisier 1x5, i glue them toghetter and i also put between the tank a styrofoam.
The tank is rimless but it an acrylic not glass.
|10-26-2014 11:55 AM|
What type of top you recommand ?
The first picture is very strong of the stand is on Level, the 4x4 est very strong.
|10-25-2014 11:50 PM|
That would be a whole different ball game. Especially the 3/4 ply. People don't realize the flex built into plywood. It has fantastic strength, but is more flexible than real boards are.
But once you went to 3/4 it became far less and the center brace removes the sagging in the very center also.
BTW the structural integrity of the stand pictured is 10 x stronger than the first pictured.
Here's a relevant question. Are any of the rimless tanks made/w tempered glass bottoms ?
|10-25-2014 07:29 PM|
My other stand have a 75P ada on 3/4 sheet of MDF + the garden mat.
|10-25-2014 05:01 PM|
|10-25-2014 02:13 PM|
I do not understand why people don't realize that a rimless tank is a whole different tank from a tank/w a frame. The rimless tank needs a 100% solid supporting surface under the entire bottom of it. Just a small amount of sag and you break the bottom glass.
IMO 1/2" plywood is much too flexible for this.
|10-25-2014 01:54 PM|
Here the semi-final product. I need to add a top, and panel.
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