modified stand

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  1. Piano10

    Piano10 Aiptasia Anemone

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    Well I had a stand for a 15g tank and decided to modify it, we didn't have the time or tools to make a whole new one

    We put a 2x4 next to the original base on each side, added a 2x4 inside, 4 2x2's for legs, and we made a box for the top which the tank will sit in. The box is a tight fit once I painted the wood.
     

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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    ^ I like it. Each gallon of SW weighs roughly 8.2 lbs, that is a lot of weight. I am currently thinking of changing out my stand because I do not feel the stands they sell for your common tanks are really up to the challenge long term.
     
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    Especially if that pressed saw dust gets wet.
     
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    Piano10 Aiptasia Anemone

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    That's why I modified mine with lots of real wood:D
    I know it's only a 15g and many just place these on hourse hold furniture(hard to find real wood furniture these days) but I felt better knowing that the stand had been reinforced with 2x4's and 2x2's plus the wood that makes the box on top. The stand is definitely far more solid than it was in the beginning;) I also painted it with weather defense paint to handle any water that it may be exposed to during maintenance.
     
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    insanereefer420 Fire Worm

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    similar to what i did for my stand. LOL thought i was one of the only people i would see do this. Good job wish i would have had more time to put into mine.