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08-05-2013 04:18 AM
brymack Total cost right at $60. Just 2x4s 2x6s a 1/2 pine ply top, and a few trim pieces for front and sides. I already had a partially used can of rub-on satin poly and a piece of stain grade oak ply that I used for the side inserts. I used #8 screws as well as gorilla glue so this thing isn't breaking anytime soon. I'll eventually put some doors on this thing. I wanted it to look black but sort of distressed to match some of our other furniture, so one coat of ebony stain and two coats poly did the trick.

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08-03-2013 12:05 AM
anwin8D Here is mine. Inspiration from Hydrophyte.





08-01-2013 05:41 AM
inkslinger So many types of diy tank stands , I also would like to build one for a 150g tank . I have a Oceanic 110g tank and stand and thought of copying it for a 150g tank size {I fig. I use a 5/8 plywood instead of 3/4 , I believe what they they use on there tanks
07-31-2013 12:55 AM
buddly Here is one of mine
07-30-2013 12:31 PM
CrypticLifeStyle Just noticed this thread. Here's my 30 minute build results from 3-4 months ago. $30- in lumber $10- box of screws. 65G tank

07-29-2013 08:16 PM
khanzer22 Sorry for the crappy pics (too bright outside), here's the stand I just recently finished for my ADA 90P project...








07-29-2013 04:04 AM
the_deeb Here's mine:





Build thread:

my knock-down/flat packable aquarium stand
07-29-2013 01:45 AM
GraphicGr8s Straight flat plywood does make it easier to build but it's hard to find. Correct construction techniques eliminate warp problems though. I use dado and groove construction now and it's amazing with slightly warped wood.
07-29-2013 01:15 AM
DiscusIt'sWhats4DinneR Its more to do with getting the framing straight with 2x4s or whatever you end up using.
when you screw the plywood down onto it it will straighten out any curves if your frame is straight.

build the top section of the frame by laying the wood on a level floor or countertop and screw together and it will come out straight provided that your boards are not curved.

to check this while you are buying your lumber you can just lay the pieces on the floor in the store and test all 4 sides to see if they are straight. you could look down the edge of the board as if it were a gun sight and see if it is curved, etc.
07-29-2013 12:20 AM
Gafi how did you guys wind up getting such flat level surfaces to put your tanks on? Did you sift through the plywood piles?
06-05-2013 04:22 AM
marineboy Heres mine angel fish tanks stand in the bedroom tried to copy my bedroom furniture.
05-30-2013 02:58 PM
MrAlmostWrong
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Originally Posted by cobra View Post
Has to be at least an ADA style or two within the thread!

This is mine built for my 90-H project:
I want this stand. This Petco bought stand just isn't cutting it anymore.
05-24-2013 07:10 PM
NWA-Planted
Re: Post pics of your DIY stands

My industrial style stand lol





Could probably support a car lol

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05-24-2013 07:00 PM
rballi
Post pics of your DIY stands

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Originally Posted by WheeledGoat View Post
holy mama that's a big hood!!
You bet your britches!

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The angle of that photo distorted it a bit, but it is about 24" tall. I wanted enough room to run par38 led's eventually..
05-24-2013 06:27 PM
WheeledGoat holy mama that's a big hood!!
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