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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-09-2020, 08:22 PM Thread Starter
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Stand for multiple tanks

Looking to build a new stand, currently have only built one myself for a little 30L cube, itís fine but itís tall so it can wobble if I try.

I also have a 120L tank which has 2 musk turtles in on a separate cabinet.

Iím quite confident in building a stand for both, but just have a few concerns, one being would there be any issue with letís say the stand is 5 foot in length, 3 foot of that would be the turtle tank, and then on the far end there only being a 30L cube, Iím sure itíll be fine.

Iíd like to go for maybe 6 feet in length, with two extra supports in the centre, so 4 including the sides 1.5 feet apart.

Any input in building large stands would be appreciated.


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If you are going for functional, instead of pretty.. Then I'd just do cinder blocks with 2 by 4s on top. 3 sets of blocks, to desired height. all depends on your front to back dimension. at 6 feet long I'd have a column of cinder blocks in center as well as on each end. I currently have a 75 gallon, 2 55s with this set up on each. The 55s only have a cinder block column at each end. The 75 has a center support.
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I would want the supports to be underneath the edges of that 120 L tank. Don't rely on a piece of plywood as being the only thing holding it up. Beyond that neither of these tanks are very large so I think you will be fine.



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Looking to build a new stand, currently have only built one myself for a little 30L cube, itís fine but itís tall so it can wobble if I try.

I also have a 120L tank which has 2 musk turtles in on a separate cabinet.

Iím quite confident in building a stand for both, but just have a few concerns, one being would there be any issue with letís say the stand is 5 foot in length, 3 foot of that would be the turtle tank, and then on the far end there only being a 30L cube, Iím sure itíll be fine.

Iíd like to go for maybe 6 feet in length, with two extra supports in the centre, so 4 including the sides 1.5 feet apart.

Any input in building large stands would be appreciated.


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