Has anyone reinforced IKEA cabinet for 60P? - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-05-2015, 11:54 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: LA
Posts: 58
Has anyone reinforced IKEA cabinet for 60P?

Has anyone reinforced any of the IKEA stands for a 60P?
I've seen a couple photos of people's set ups, but no one has information on how they reinforced it. Would love some help~


Also, which IKEA stands do you recommend for a 60P stand? I'm looking at the Besta because my room is small
mishe is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-07-2015, 08:22 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
talontsiawd's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Oakland, CA
Posts: 4,838
Send a message via AIM to talontsiawd
Quote:
Originally Posted by mishe View Post
Has anyone reinforced any of the IKEA stands for a 60P?
I've seen a couple photos of people's set ups, but no one has information on how they reinforced it. Would love some help~


Also, which IKEA stands do you recommend for a 60P stand? I'm looking at the Besta because my room is small
I have a non reinforced Besta that I will likely reinforce next tear down as I know a lot more about how to do this, and have the tools to do so now. My plan was building a basic box inside with either 2x2's or 2x4's. Given mine has held up for 2 years and one move, I feel like 2x2's would be fine but 2x4's likely wouldn't cost much more and I have plenty of room in the stand. To a certain extent, it's probably just as easy to build a simple stand inside of it, than actually try to pin point weaknesses and the like.

-Matt

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.




To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
talontsiawd is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-09-2015, 02:26 AM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: LA
Posts: 58
Quote:
Originally Posted by talontsiawd View Post
I have a non reinforced Besta that I will likely reinforce next tear down as I know a lot more about how to do this, and have the tools to do so now. My plan was building a basic box inside with either 2x2's or 2x4's. Given mine has held up for 2 years and one move, I feel like 2x2's would be fine but 2x4's likely wouldn't cost much more and I have plenty of room in the stand. To a certain extent, it's probably just as easy to build a simple stand inside of it, than actually try to pin point weaknesses and the like.
Thanks for your response!
So, I just need to build a box inside of the current besta?
And do you have a 60P on yours? If yours has been fine for 2 years, I almost feel like I could get away with not reinforcing mine > _>
mishe is offline  
 
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-09-2015, 09:47 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
talontsiawd's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Oakland, CA
Posts: 4,838
Send a message via AIM to talontsiawd
Quote:
Originally Posted by mishe View Post
Thanks for your response!
So, I just need to build a box inside of the current besta?
And do you have a 60P on yours? If yours has been fine for 2 years, I almost feel like I could get away with not reinforcing mine > _>
Yes, I have a 60P on it. Honestly, I feel if I can stand on something, it's strong enough for a stand, that is me. I didn't feel comfortable standing on actual premade stand for my 29 gallon so it seemed solid enough for me out the box. I never actually had any sort of plan to reinforce mine, I just learned a lot more about how to do this type of stuff in the last few months.

-Matt

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.




To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
talontsiawd is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-09-2015, 11:16 PM
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: australia
Posts: 22
With the besta I feel the vertical pressure on it is generally ok. To me problems look like they could possibly arise if there is any left-right pressure on the weight it is supporting. Kids pushing on it. Accidentally pushing it when doing maintenance. Bumping it while walking past. etc The only thing keeping the besta in one piece is the fat sides flush with the top/base. The join is essentially nothing.

Mine is currently unenforced with 70L on it, however when I move and break down in the future I will be putting a double frame in it to stop this occurring.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
|
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
drink is offline  
Reply

Tags
None

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome