|07-08-2010, 12:14 AM||#1|
DIY stand for 125 gallon tank - feedback please
Ok, so my 125 gallon tank developed a small crack in the top of it.
The good news is that after calling the manufacturer they are going to let me have the replacement tank for a few weeks before returning the broken one to them.
The bad news is that i can't really have both tanks up in the house without putting the new one in a different location...
I have the new spot picked out and all i need is the stand.
I've drawn up some plans and i would appreciate some feedback from the more experienced people on here before i start building.
It was heavily influenced by Jason Baliban (thanks to dantra for linking to Jason's webpage in the pics thread).
Here is the full view, I'm planning on staining it instead of using laminate like the inspiration did, so my construction changed a little bit to reduce the number of plywood ends that you can see.
Here is a view without the doors and the front tank cover.
So in the end the load bearing pieces are these, with the back adding structural support.
The construction will be out of 3/4 plywood which will be doubled in a couple of places (base and the center supports.
The hinges will be "euro" hinges to give a seamless look.
The question is what you guys think of the support for the tank, plywood can hold a lot when the pressure is from the side but i'm curious what you think about the structural change by cutting the hole in them.
|125 gallon, diy, plywood, stand|