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post #5 of (permalink) Old 12-30-2016, 11:26 PM Thread Starter
Daniel12490
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Ah, okay, I will go adjust that lol. Since I was screwing them into a 4x4, I didn't know if they had to butt right next to one another or I had some wiggle-room on that.

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Originally Posted by Sean W. View Post
I wouldnt trust that stand, the way you have built it puts all the weight of the tank on the screws, not the timber itself.

edit, this is what you need to add:



Notice the differences between your stand and this one that I built. This way the load of the tank is support by timber, not screws.

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Originally Posted by Sean W. View Post
Ah, much better.

Only thing I would change is you want the vertical boards on the end to overlap both bottom pieces, bridge the gap so the weight is transferred to both bottom pieces, not just one. like this:

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