is 2x4 stand for 20 gallon tank overkill?
I've got a nice twenty gallon tank empty and just sitting on the basement floor right now and i'm thinking I'm going to build a proper stand for it, i've found plans for using 2x2s and maybe that is sturdy once you add the walls and what not but it made me a little leery about stability.
I was planning on using 2x4s for the main framing then use quarter inch ply for the walls and then trim up with 1x4s which will be used as extra support along the verticle 2x4s so there will be extra stability added there. I'm wondering if this is overkill for a stand for this small of a tank, seems like the weight of the thing is going to be pretty heavy when finished.
I guess the one thing i'm thinking is that i won't ever have to worry about the thing failing, maybe that is the point