Thanks for all the feedback! I understand many of your concerns with my stand not having 2◊4's to the ground. Believe me, I am no stranger to construction as I build houses for a living. Haha I didn't want the standard tank stand look, so I came up with a solution. As many of you know, screws will not hold up the weight of 40 gallons of water. As a carpenter I know how to make a glued seem as strong if not stronger than a single piece of wood. It takes heat, lots of glue and many many clamps. I should have documented the build but I didn't, I'm sure that would reassure many on here that it is in fact as strong if not stronger than 2◊4's. I used an entire bottle of gorilla glue making just the part under the the 40 gallon, so that tells you how much glue I used. Haha Like I said, I completely understand y'alls concerns but I do not build anything that i believe is unsafe, at home or work. And if I had the clientele, I would build and sell these with a 100% lifetime guarantee that the stands structural integrity is by no means compromised. Thanks again for all the feedback. I am just starting this hobby and love it so far so I'll be posting regular posts about my tank, so keep an eye out and keep commenting.