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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 12-15-2009, 01:48 PM Thread Starter
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help with diy stand for 30 gal hex

So I happened to luck my way into a 30 gal hex aquarium with all of the fixings except for the stand.

In designing a stand to fit the hex aquarium do I need to take into account the odd shape of the aquarium? Will the stand need a leg or support under each of the corners? Or given the many designs that have been posted will I really only need to change the dimensions to make it work?

What I was thinking of doing was a base in a similar style to Hydrophyte's raw industrial style supporting a large round wood table top that the aquarium would go on. Will this work?
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If you want an open stand, like Hydrophyte makes, you could just make a 6 leg table with hex top and lower shelf. This wouldn't be as simple as a rectangular table, but still not that hard to do.

An alternative would be to make a 6 sided tube from 3/4 plywood, the height you want the stand to be. Then add a hex top to it. If you want access to the inside for storage, make one side of the "tube" be a band at the top and bottom, with the middle being a door.

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