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Old 11-23-2009, 11:49 PM   #31
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they have decent saws, but if you want to use the steel joints your could.
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Old 11-23-2009, 11:53 PM   #32
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Well I'm just worried about screwing everything together nice and straight, and i imagine that using those right angles would be idiot-proof.
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Old 11-24-2009, 12:00 AM   #33
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even with those right angles your cuts still need to be good.
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Old 11-24-2009, 12:04 AM   #34
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See I'm not really willing to attempt this due to the margin of error. Im thinking that another couple 2x4's under the corners of what I have set up would suffice - and save me another project prolonging the setup of the new tank. The stand is meant to support this amount of weight, the only issue at the moment is the unsupported corners due to overhang. I feel pretty good about the solidarity of the current solution, so reinforcing it even more is probably going to be my final decision.
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Old 11-24-2009, 01:12 AM   #35
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Maybe its just me but if I went to a big chain with a big lumber dept and they said we dont cut WOOD... After I stopped laughing I would ask for a manager and mention customer service. Secondly not sure if you saw the (3) 2x4 stand build. I love it because I love pics and add some coclor even I cant get it wrong (most times lol). 12ft 2x4s cut into the size needed and bam a stand that will hold any tank securly and for a very very long time. I keep the link in favs for reference. Hope the extra bracing works.
http://freshwatercichlids.com/do-it-...aquarium-stand
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Old 11-24-2009, 01:17 AM   #36
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i have use those directions on the last two stands i have done



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Old 11-24-2009, 01:29 AM   #37
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I saw you build on here and how tough was it to do? One time i only had a saw but knew a friend who had all the power tool stuff. I said to him gee can I borrow your drill thing for a day he almost died from laughing. Anyways he stopped by one saturday late morning and by 4pm it was done and holding a test tank full. I love those power tool things .lol
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Old 11-24-2009, 01:33 AM   #38
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the one that is skinned took a full summester at college but i wanted it to take that long as i was doing it in a wood shop. the one for my 55 gallon took about 4 hours. and is seems like its more stable then the one i did in the wood shop. the only power tools i have are a miter saw i got a home depot (cheapest one they had at the time) and a cordless drill, though i think its dying on me.

edit: i think the hardest part was making sure i was being consitant in how i was making my cuts.
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