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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-09-2006, 05:15 AM Thread Starter
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beefing up an AGA pine stand

Just picked up an "oak" aka pine stand used. I'd like to beef it up before finalizing its location and installing the tank on it. Where and or how should i beef it up, as i dont feel its enough in its stock form.

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I've used a particle board microwave cart as an aquarium stand before. What I did to reinforce the top shelf was to run 2x4s on edge horizontally under the shelf then attached some more 2x4s vertically in the corners to hold up the horizontal 2x4s. I basically built a table frame out of 2x4s inside the cabinet of the cart. It worked beautifully and was invisible from the outside making a nice looking stand.
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its for a 75g, and i was thinking the same thing. I just didnt know how to go about securing the frame to the tankstand without drilling screws from the outside, which would look not so good.

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2 possibilites,

1 screw from the inside.
2 countersink the screws, and get wood plugs to cover the screw heads.

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