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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-03-2010, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
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DIY Stand, Could use Input...

Okay, with the disaster yesterday... Then going to check the mail today only to come in and find the fish net and some cardboard in the tank....

I've decided it's time to build the stand I was going to wait on. The current stand I got with the tank is only 24" High and I know 6" would help, but I am thinking maybe 10"? I've done the measurements so I think 34" wouldn't be bad, I could still reach the tank and I have a step-stool if I need it.

Opinions on a 34" high stand?

That is one. Now, I was looking at Biscuitslayers 90 gallon stand here:
https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/di...opy-build.html.

I was thinking though, would it be that bad to put 2" additional to the bacK? I was thinking of this so I could drill holes and put the plumbing right up through the stand.....

Opinions?

I'm looking to do this over my 3 day weekend so I can move the tank over to it on Monday before I go back to school on Tuesday.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-03-2010, 09:49 PM
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Making the stand taller shouldn't be a problem. 34" shouldn't pose any problem if you want to make it that tall. As long as you are fine with using a step stool to do a wc, then go for it. I think that anywhere between 30"-36" would provide a nice viewing angle.

You can always make the stand a little wider than the tank. The main thing is to make sure that the back wall of the tank is supported. Instead of making all the upright supports in the corners of the bigger stand, make the uprights and all the framing to fit the tank perfectly. Then just use plywood to make the extra 2" that you need.
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Well, I decided the canopy comes first and here are my plans.

2 frames out of 2x2 both split at the middle.

One frame 1 3/4" from the bottom the other frame 1/2" from the top.

Measured to exact aquarium specs or maybe 1/4" over.

Surrounded with 1/2" birch plywood.

Capped w/ hinges with 1/2" birch plywood.

Total hiegith of the canopy will be 18", Top will be 15 3/4" off the top of the canopy putting it about 17" off the top of the water.

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