Ok, the good news, so many of you read the "tank in the garage" post and I am happy to say that I can have a tank in the basement, a 40g breeder to be exact:
The bad news is to control my habit of going overboard, my S.O. has put me on a budget, leaving little room for the cost of a stand.
So, I need a sturdy, durable stand on the cheap and decided on the following.
On each corner of the tank, I will have 4 8x8x8 concrete half blocks stacked properly and glued together using masonry glue.
I will then use 1/2 inch plywood on top, again glued down.
Then a tablecloth or fabric to hide everything.
Shimmed and leveled, obviously.
That means MORE MONEY FOR PLANTS!
However, I wanted to ask the engineers if this setup is a good idea. I'm guessing it will be, but posting on here is free and worth it for the piece of mind.
Also, it will be in a poured concrete basement along a wall. Is there any danger of it cracking the concrete or doing any damage? It's new construction about 1 year old.