Reinforcing Stand Dilemma - The Planted Tank Forum
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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-22-2017, 08:06 PM Thread Starter
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Reinforcing Stand Dilemma


A few months back I picked up a Craigslist deal for a 55g to consolidate my existing tanks. The tank is an AGA with matching pine stand.

The kind that is stapled together.

I noticed there is so lateral flex when the tank is off and the floating plywood floor has also separated from the weight of the C-530 cannister (which I will be selling! Too much flow for a blackwater riparium). Tank will be filled to approximately 42-45 gallons.

My dilemma - could I

A- Just use decking screws to secure the joints where it is currently stapled?

B- Build a frame inside and secure that to the existing?

C- Find someone in the Baltimore/York/Lancaster area who has built a stand and go that route?

I live in an apartment and do not have the sharpest eye for how to build a sister frame so looking for any advice here. Am open to having a stand built - just trying to see if I can work with what I got!

Many thanks!
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-22-2017, 08:11 PM
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Send some pictures. Might be able to scab some 24s inside and then pre-drill and screw them together. I was pretty much going for the same thing with this tank. Luckily the stand was solid

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