180 gallon tank stand wider then tank?
So i'm planning out a stand for an 180 gallon tank, 6'x2'x2' I want the stand to be 6" wider then the tank so that i can put a nice tile ledge on the front to rest stuff like food and testing equiment instead of the top of the tank where it can fall in.
The stand will be skinned with playwood with a sheet on top also. Construction would be all 2x4's with good 3" screws. Is there a problem with the tank not metting the edge with this frame. I know fastners are not suppose to support a load. But I'm wondering if the joists are ok since it's a short distance and there will be plywood on top, probably 3/4"
It seams like it should be fine with this design especially with a sheet of plywood on top. I drew a line where the front of the tank would be. Just want to check with some people with more experince, i'v only built a stand for a 75 so far.