A.K.A. Fish Room Bum
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Davis, CA Fish out of water.
180Gal. Glass tank stand
This is the tank stand, build that I plan to use. See my marked up attachment. In this current build, all 2x4's are being used. I only want to use 2x6" in the areas that I've marked up, the rest of the stand will use 2x4's from the original design, which is "not" mine.
Tank dimensions: 30" x 72" x 18" (HxLxD)
I'm posting because I'd like to make a change to the following: 2x6's in the corners as well as in the center of the tank to support the weight in the 6 areas that I've marked up in my attached jpg (see areas 1 - 6) and I'm slightly paranoid as I'd like to make sure the stand is well built. Anyone see any issues replacing the 2x4's in these 6 locations with 2x6's?
2x4's are easier to work with for me as a novice woodworker vs using all 2x6's (and it will lower the materials cost some).
Thanks for the feedback.
If you want look at the tank in more detail, here are the specs.
Dimensions: 30" x 72" x 18" (HxLxD)
Approx Dry Weight: 446.00 lb.
Approx Full Weight: 1,732.00 lb.
Approx Total Gallons: 155
Front Panel: 5/8" Ultra Clear Non Tempered
Back Panel: 5/8" Regular Clarity Non Tempered
Left Panel: 1/2" Regular Clarity Non Tempered
Right Panel: 1/2" Tempered + Ultra Clear
Bottom Panel: 5/8" Regular Clarity
Overflow/Siphon Placement: Custom Placement
Lids: Yes, glass with handles
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Last edited by DigityDog70; 03-30-2020 at 05:49 PM.