Building my first aquarium rack need advice
I am in the process of planning out my first true fish room and am looking at building my own racks.
My over all design is to follow the same basic design that Joey from the "King of DIY" youtube channel has shown how to build, such as the stand he built for his 375 gallon tank.
I am planning on having two levels for tanks, the top level and a single shelf lower down for a second tank
I don't have access to a table saw so my plane is to use the precut plywood project panels, you can get at Home Depot or Lowe's, on the top and on the shelf. this will give me approximately an area 24" by 48" on each level.
Normally I know you would want the shelf size to match the dimensions of the tank, but given the lack of a table saw this is more doable for me.
The question is if I use 2x6 for the frame will that provide enough support for me to place smaller tanks on the shelves with out worrying about it collapsing or sagging over time.
I am planing on having the four corners support and adding in a additional mid support along the back of the stand, along with cross members spaced evenly along the length of the stand.
I am currently looking at using 30 gallon tanks.
I am also thinking of using joist hangers to give the cross members more support
I know it may be overkill but prefer to overbuild the stand then have issues down the road.
Please let me know if this design will work