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Hey Gang,

I'm looking to build a 20L stand. Have any of you built one? Want to share pics or dimensions?

I'm looking to do something simple, cheap but good looking also.

Any advise would be great!

The tank is 30"x12"x12"

Also, would it be safe to remove the top rim?

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I'm looking to build a 20L stand. Have any of you built one? Want to share pics or dimensions?



I'm looking to do something simple, cheap but good looking also.



Any advise would be great!


I know you want to build one but I bought a black one from Walmart that was like $20. I originally got it for my 10 but fit a tank up to 20 gallon and works great. Just a thought. I'll take a pic for you.


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Really?? 30" long? I'll scrape the build for that price!

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Really?? 30" long? I'll scrape the build for that price!


Yes. Here it is. I'll try to find a link for you.



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Nice. I like that. Looks like I will be stopping by walmart tomorrow.

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Nice. I like that. Looks like I will be stopping by walmart tomorrow.


Well it seems the price is higher then when I bought it. I know I didn't pay this price they have it for online. Hmm. I thought I paid only $20 for it. Sorry to get your hopes up but the price is much higher. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Aqua-Cult...-Pets/10403801


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I'll see what they have. That price still isn't horrible and close to the DIY build that I had planned. Might be worth my time to get that for the price.

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I'll see what they have. That price still isn't horrible and close to the DIY build that I had planned. Might be worth my time to get that for the price.


I like how it opens up underneath. Should be plenty of room for the equipment. Ya I like the stand a lot. Depending on how you put it together the color will either be like mine or you can make it all black.


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What are your thought on taking the top rim off?

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What are your thought on taking the top rim off?


The top board on the stand? That's how it helps hold it together.

Or are you talking about the bottom trim of the tank??


The top of the stand is flat.

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The top trim of the tank.

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Oh I am not sure. I want to but will it weaken it do you think? Cause potential issues?


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Oh I am not sure. I want to but will it weaken it do you think? Cause potential issues?


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Sounds like you will test this out for us. Let me know how it goes


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