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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-21-2017, 08:06 PM Thread Starter
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300 gallon tank stand?

I cant seem to find a stand large enough for a 24x96 footprint. Any suggestions or DIY websites?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-21-2017, 08:54 PM
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I'm pretty sure Joey aka the "King of DIY" on YouTube has a few videos about building aquarium stands.
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Given the fact that you are working with a 300 gallon tank and likely may build your own stand - the link below may come in handy.
As you work down the pull down tabs on the left, I typically use Spruce-Pine_Fir for the Species as it has the least capacity. Grade #3 will also give you the least capacity. Set your Unbalanced Height for the X and Y axis to 3' (typical height of a stand). Now if you look at the right hand column you will see that a single 3' tall 2x4 has a vertical capacity of 2,464 pounds. Two 2x4's connected in a corner configuration has a capacity of 4,375 pounds.
So, when you decide to do a DIY stand, understand 4x4 posts or multiple 2x6's in the corners simply are not necessary to support the 2,400 pounds of water weight. I can understand a horizontal 2x6 at the front and at the back, just under the tank, given the 96" long nature of your tank.


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