Discussion in 'I made this!' started by NASAGeek, Feb 16, 2010.
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If you can only do 24" deep, thats fine.
So the eurobracing is the "lip" around the top of the tank??
Here is a first ROUGH draft.
Much more to come.
Updated Google Sketch with overflow and some plumbing
See structure of Stand Design in photos at link.
Do you think that is strong enough for 250gal's?? or do I have to go to steel?? 8 4x4 posts I would think would be enough.
Aquarium will be sitting on tile floor on foundation.
BTW, I notched the 4x4 so that the 2x4's are resting on the notches for better load path.
Yeah, that will be more than strong enough. I have tripled up 2x4's in the 4 corners on my DIY stand. You could park a sherman tank on it and it would hold.
Now, as a woody, you need to make sure the top is solid, like a piece of 3/4" plywood. Perimeter framed stands work well for traditional glass tanks, but woody's need support for the whole bottom.
SO, you are recommending double 3/4" plywood on top of the frame?? Stnnd top and tank bottom?
How is that helping? The load goes into the 2x4 frame either way right? I guess it would distribute the load some what better.
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